Ann Arbor Distilling Company

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Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Highly crafted, quality spirits
Inspired by the community in which we live and call home.

Get in touch with us // 220 Felch St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Hours of Operation: Tues-Sat 4pm - 10pm // Sun 2pm - 8pm // Happy Hour: Tues-Thurs 4pm - 6pm

At Ann Arbor Distilling Co., we’re tired of industrial-grade spirits that taste more like butane and less like a beverage. So we set up shop to be able to build our spirits from scratch. Not every boutique distillery has the setup or the vision to start right from grain and manage the process all the way to your glass. One sip, and the difference is clear.

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Rum
A2DC is uncompromising in sourcing the finest ingredients for our spirits. Water Hill Rum is made from 100% non-GMO blackstrap molasses from the seventh generation, family run Lula-Westfield sugar mill in south Louisiana. A blend of traditional Caribbean yeast strains and a triple distillation process creates an aromatic, smooth spirit that can be enjoyed straight or mixed in a cocktail. 44.5% ABV

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Rum

Farms

Belle Rose

Ingredients

100% BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES, Croatian juniper, Garam Masala, Cardamom, Coriander, Fennel, Anise, Ginger, Fresh lemon zest and Fresh grapefruit zest

Vodka
The era of uninspired vodka is over. Distilled from hand-selected Michigan grains on our custom vodka still, Water Hill Vodka is a crafted alternative to mass-market, characterless vodkas. Through a blend of traditional and modern techniques, Water Hill Vodka achieves a rare level of flavor, aroma and smoothness. For those who have written off vodka as uninteresting, Water Hill Vodka offers an inspired alternative.

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Vodka

Farms

Farris Organic Farm, Wing Farm, Marinich Organic Farm

Ingredients

Corn

Gin
A modern gin, created by bartenders. Hand-selected botanicals - including Croatian juniper, fennel, cardamom, and garam masala - are distilled independently, before being carefully blended for each batch. While this technique is more laborious than conventional gin production, the resulting spirit is uncompromising in quality, balance and versatility.

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Gin

Farms

Farris Organic Farm, Wing Farm, Marinich Organic Farm

Ingredients

Corn, Wheat, Croatian Juniper, Garam Masala, Cardamom, Anise, Fennel and Cinnamon.

Coffee Liqueur

Coming Soon

Summer 2016

Ann Arbor Distilling Co. introduces its Water Hill Spirits, made by hand from ingredients that are sourced right from the local community. Corn, rye, wheat and other key inputs are hand picked from area farms for their ability to distill into a high-quality product that changes the conversation about alcohol.

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February 25, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Sam Corbin

Sam Corbin is an Ypsilanti, MI based singer songwriter, full time dad, and fan of the classics! With a style tuned to Americana, Sam writes honest and thought provoking songs based on day to day life with themes of love, loss, and human struggles. Sam plays in many configurations, and is seen often with fellow Earthwork Artist Jen Sygit!  Together they formed the band Lincoln County Process featuring Michael Smalley, Geoff Lewis, and Mike Lynch. More recently, Sam has been promoting his latest album “Let The Fire Burn Strong” and has been bringing out his full band for shows across Michigan.

March 2, 2017 • 7:30 pm

A2 Jazz & Film featuring the Tim Haldeman Quartet

Multiverse Investments and the A2 JAZZ FEST are proud to announce a creative film/video competition for the general public. Creative individuals are invited to craft an original 5-7 minute silent film/video to be featured during the JAZZ+FILM concert event on March 2, 2017 at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The 1st place winner’s work will be shown during this concert performance, and will have an improvised jazz accompaniment, provided live, in the moment by the Tim Haldeman Quartet. Three winners will be selected. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize, the 2nd place winner will receive $200 and the 3rd place winner $100.

March 4, 2017 • 7:00pm

Saturday Night Bands: Danny Kroha

Presented by WCBN

Danny Kroha is a singer, songwriter, guitar player, record producer,
and performer who has been working and performing in Detroit since the
1980s. In the last thirty years, he has been a member of 8 bands,
including the influential blues-punk group the Gories (singer and
rhythm guitarist) and the minimalist, performance art garage trio the
Demolition Doll Rods.  His work has been extensively written about,
including his first solo full-length album, Angels Watching Over Me,
released in 2015, featuring traditional gospel, blues, and folk songs
performed on a range of instruments including mouth harp, diddley bow,
and slide guitar.

March 7, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

The Moth StorySLAM: Making Peace

MAKING PEACE: Craft a five-minute story about Making Peace: The laying down of arms, the olive branch, the surrender to the greater good or the fierce battle for an even playing ground. Stories of all manner of amity welcome: peace with a nation, a neighbor or a notion. Loving your enemies is a tall order, but how about you just make nice?

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

March 11, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Acropolis Reed Quintet

The Akropolis Reed Quintet takes listeners on extraordinary musical
adventures, performing an innovative repertoire with acclaimed
precision.   Akropolis has released two studio albums to critical
acclaim and commissioned more than 25 reed quintet works to date.
Their dynamic concerts feature accessible contemporary works framed by
invigorating arrangements of classical music spanning four centuries.

March 18, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Rollie Tussing

Award winning guitarist, educator and performer Rollie Tussing has
performed in concert halls, major music festivals and sidewalks all
over the United States and parts of Europe. His raggedy brand of music
is informed by the era of 78 rpm records, juke-joints, and street
performers. He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for
re-working an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten
scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection.

March 25, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Timothy Monger State Park with special guest Little Traps

Timothy Monger is a Michigan-based singer, songwriter, and
multi-instrumentalist who first established himself as co-founderof
seminal Ann Arbor folk-rock outfit Great Lakes Myth Society. Over the
course of three albums, his concurrent solo career has extended as a
natural outgrowth into explorations of chamber folk and jangling power
pop.

March 28, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

The Moth StorySLAM: Broken

BROKEN: Prepare a five minute story about a time it all fell to pieces! Promises never kept, to hearts left shattered to be swept. The time YOU dropped the glass at your great-aunt’s house, or when your best friend’s 97’ Nissan finally gave out. Saving your smartphone from catastrophe! And still, theres a scratch. From laws, to limbs, to fragile iPhones tell us about the brokenness of life.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

March 31, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Special Performance: Elisabeth Beckwitt

Boston born and currently living in Nashville, Elisabeth Beckwitt writes music inspired by indie-pop acts such as Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Elisabeth writes with heart and confidence, her clear voice typically accompanied by piano. Elisabeth self-released her debut album, “Then We Do,” in December and is excited to hit the road in Spring 2017 to support the new record.

April 1, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: T-Bone Paxton and the RJ Spangler Trio

Presented by WCBN

Lifelong buddies RJ Spangler & Tbone Paxton started working together
in 1980 with the dynamic Sun Messengers band. Back then Tbone was
awarded the Motor City Music Award for best trombonist. Since that
time, he has also become quite an engaging vocalist. The Great
American Songbook: Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington &
the Harlem Jive of Fats Waller as well as the proto jump/swing of
Louis Jordan is part of each performance. Add some gut-bucket trombone
& RJ’s experience with blues, swing and world jazz on drums and you
have an idea what to expect at their shows.

April 4, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

The Moth StorySLAM: Duped

DUPED: Prepare a five-minute story about deception. Swindled, tricked or fooled. Trojan horses, prank calls, fine-print stipulations or flat out fabrications. White lies and con jobs. April Fools!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

April 8, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Michael Hurtt and His Haunted Hearts

Presented by WCBN

The Hearts’ patented Rock-A-Bayou Hillbilly style can be likened to a
Southern gothic collision of the rural and the urban; the electrified
string band sounds of Luke Thompson, Hunter Watts and Hollis Albin
blending with a Cajun back beat.

April 15, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Dede and the Dreamers

Drift the night away to the jazzy sensibilities of Dede and the
Dreamers. Described as Ethereal Gypsy music this band will mesmerize
you and send you into a dream world with sweet melodies and full
sounds to tantalize your brain. This collaboration will have you
snapping your fingers, singing along, dancing with your lover, and
cuddling up to your closest friends.

April 18, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin Add to Calendar

The Moth StorySLAM: Refuge

REFUGE: Prepare a five-minute story about your safe haven. Sanctuary from bullies, vindictive lovers, bosses, the law and other sometimes unpleasant realities. Political asylum or a refugee in your own home. Coming to the rescue or crying out for help. For some a quiet room, for others a mosh pit. The roof over your head! The safe space in your head! Shelter from the storm.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

April 22, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Salmagundi

Salmagundi is a classic rock and soul band with a powerful horn section, performing cover songs and original material. We feature music created by legendary Memphis-soul and Motown artists during the ’60 & ’70s. Salmagundi mixes soulful R&B with guitar-driven Classic Rock to create a diverse selection of music that is familiar, upbeat and irresistible.

April 29, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: The Whiskey Charmers EP Release Party with Special Guest Bill Edwards

The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based Americana band led by Carrie
Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to
the feeling of riding in the middle of the desert with the top down.
Their debut self-titled album has received airplay and excellent
reviews in the U.S. and abroad and was nominated for a Detroit Music
Award for Outstanding Americana Recording. Special guest Bill Edwards will open.

May 2, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin Add to Calendar

The Moth StorySLAM: First Impression

FIRST IMPRESSION: Prepare a five-minute story about the indelible mark made upon meeting somebody for the first time. Online date adventures where alter egos or earnest personalities mix for the first time. Long awaited introductions to long lost family or life’s absent characters. Books with misleading covers and second chance moments that reinvent relationships.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

May 16, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin Add to Calendar

The Moth StorySLAM: Traps

TRAPS: Prepare a five-minute story about a speed trap, mouse trap or emotional trap. Held hostage at your coworker’s Tupperware party, caught in a ponzi scheme, clocked with radar on the highway or ensnared in a maddening tango with a rodent in the pantry. Or tell us how you broke free from psychological ambush, blackmail or a bad blind date.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

May 18, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Special Guest: May Erlewine

May Erlewine comes from a family of artists and musicians. Early on she was exposed to music (and people) of all kinds. May was home-educated, came up singing and while still just a teenager hitchhiked all across North America playing in small and large towns, riding freight trains with her little dog, and busking on the streets. In her travels May Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.

May 20, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo is a Michigan based music collective that produces original rock and ska music blended with Latin-Caribbean rhythms. The Hullabaloo experience is an upbeat sonic expression.

Hullabaloo prides itself on being able to produce original music in many different genres that appeal to all audiences.

The group’s unparalleled energy and unique sound has lead Hullabaloo to perform regularly over the past fifteen years at night clubs, festivals and municipal events throughout the Midwest.

June 6, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin Add to Calendar

The Moth StorySLAM: Mystery

MYSTERY: Prepare a five-minute story about puzzling events. Whodunits, secret deals, curious details and shadowy figures. Facts that don’t add up. Unsolved happenings. Anonymous packages and secret admirers. The cagy, the cryptic and the covert! The butler did it, Sherlock.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

June 17, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: MI BIG BOSS BAND

The Big Boss Band is one of the hardest working blues roots bands in Michigan. John Sinkevics, Grand Rapids Local Spins writer adds; “With decades of professional musicianship in its ranks, Big Boss Blues formed in 2012, has quickly made its mark on the region’s blues scene.”  The Big Boss debut album, Melting Pot, released in June 2015 has received stellar reviews, has had consistent regional airplay and sold well at live shows! The Big Boss “MELTING POT” album; is a ten song, all original collection of blues-roots music written, recorded and self-produced by the band.

June 20, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin Add to Calendar

The Moth StorySLAM: Outnumbered

OUTNUMBERED: Prepare a five minute story about being in the minority. In times of crisis: back alley brawls, political skirmishes, family reunions. Or times of plenty: pool boy at swim suit model’s retreat or the lone voice of reason in a sea of panic. The quixotic thrill of taking on a bigger army or the panic of getting flanked.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

June 27, 2017 • 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin Add to Calendar

The Moth StorySLAM: Breathless

BREATHLESS: Prepare a five-minute story about having to pause for just a moment. Tell us about brilliant vistas, the largest ball of yarn you have ever seen, spontaneous upside-down kisses, your first time seeing snow. Whether at the top of a mountain, in a dark theatre, on a crowded dance floor, under a vast starry sky, in a hospital bed seeing your newborn for the first time.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+