DISCLAIMER: The Sample for this review was provided by the distiller. All ideas and opinions in this post are entirely my own. I do not accept any money for these reviews.
Today’s review is a double. Just feels like that kind of day! The two bottles are From Detroit City Distillery. They are the Bloodline Whiskey, and Two-Faced Bourbon. DCD was founded by a group of 8 friends from Bath, Michigan.It was opened in an old slaughterhouse and meat-packing facility in Detroit’s Eastern Market. I’ve only seen pictures, but the bar is a large mahogany 20-seat mirrored backed monstrosity built in the 30’s not long after Prohibition. It was disassembled from an another storefront on Broadway,and then reassembled in its’ new home. It wasn’t restored, but rather cleaned to preserve the patina, reminiscent of what some car collectors are doing now. Oh, and to top it all off, these guys started making their hooch at Michigan State University under the watchful eye of their professors. Go Spartans!
Let’s start with the bad news first. The Bloodline Whiskey smells great, but that’s the best I can say for it. We didn’t enjoy it at all. To much of a yeasty new make tone to be enjoyable. To be fair, I have only come across a small handful of “American” whiskies that I really enjoy, and unfortunately this isn’t one of them.
The Two-Faced Bourbon is so named because it is a blend of 49% 1-2 year old bourbon and 51% 5-6 year old bourbon. It’s a satisfactory bourbon. I think given a few more tweaks and some more time in the barrel these guys might have something quite good. As of right now, they have been open for just a little over a year, and it shows. I would love to let them get another year or two under their belt and try them again. For now though, at $55 a bottle, all I can is is, “I’ll Pass.” I appreciate the samples and wish you guys all the luck in the future!
I welcome your thoughts and opinions. Review suggestions are welcome.
Until Next Time,