Michigan has nearly 30 distilleries and metro Detroit is home to some of the bigger ones — Two James Distillery and Detroit City Distillery just to name a few. This sprawling local spirit industry has given way to an even more robust assortment of whiskey bars serving of hard-to-find bourbons and specially reserved single-barrel booze.
Whether you're looking for peaty Scotch, a high-end pour of Pappy Van Winkle, or a spicy rye flight, there are plenty of spots devoted to slaking your thirst for choice brown spirits. Here, now, are 15 top spots to drink whiskey neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail right now.
Editor's Note: Restaurants are listed geographically. The numbers are not rankings. Eater Detroit's radius includes the metro Detroit area and occasionally stretches into Southeast Michigan although our main focus is Detroit proper. Nick Britsky is a member of Detroit's local USBG chapter. Have a suggestion for this map? Let us know in comments or at the tipline.Read More