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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December 31, 2016 • 4 PM - 1 AM

Rootstand New Year’s Eve Party

Please join us at Ann Arbor Distilling Company for an amazing New Year’s Eve concert. Special guests include Rootstand featuring Brennan Andes and Ross Huff of the Macpodz and Sweet Melissa . The distillery will be operating with extended hours: 4pm-2am. Music starts at 8pm. $10 per ticket advance purchase or $15 at the door. 21+

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January 7, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Gina Sicilia

Blues & Americana singer/songwriter – 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee for “Best New Artist” 2008 and 2011 Blues Blast Music Awards Nominee. Considered a true rising star in the blues world ever since her debut album, Allow Me to Confess, brought her world-wide acclaim in 2007, Gina manages to raise the bar even further with It Wasn’t Real, throwing down a music gauntlet of soul, power, grit and energy for others to follow. Her songs and performances gracefully cross genres on the new album, too, with echoes of soul, rock and even Americana woven throughout the tapestry of sound she’s created on the new disc, bringing Gina’s music to an even wider audience.

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January 14, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Ryan Rancine Trio

Ryan Racine first made a name for himself as the front man of Ann Arbor’s rockabilly outfit Lucky Haskins. Formed when he was only 15, the band burst onto the metro Detroit rockabilly scene and quickly garnered attention and a loyal fan base. Besides introducing the genre to a whole new generation in the area, they earned spots opening for legends like Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Lee Rocker as well as a slot in the 1995 Detroit Music Awards. The sound is still very much grounded in American Roots music but is unbound by the narrow concepts he has applied to previous outings.

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January 21, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Corndaddy

Corndaddy’s music harkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, bluegrass and British Invasion bombast. You’ll hear hints of  Willie Nelson, the Stones, the Byrds, Buck Owens, Beck and Otis Redding. Songs touch on the search for meaning in everyday life, lessons learned as time goes by, river worship, loves now and long ago and legends and lore we’ve heard and imagined.

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January 28, 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.

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February 4, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Sydney Burnham

With inspiration ranging from bluesy rock to 90’s metal and country folk, this young singer-songwriter and guitarist is out to show an audience a good time. Though still young, Syd Burnham has played many Michigan Festivals, breweries, and The Ark, solo and backed by a band. She is a musician on the rise. Look for originals alongside a few covers of modern female rockers like Grace Potter and sweet renditions of songs like “Everlong” by Foo Fighters.

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February 11, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Delta Twins Band

Old school rock, soul, & blues meets modern. Classic covers carefully mixed with outstanding originals. Nominated for the 2012 Detroit Music Awards “Outstanding Blues Artist”, their award-winning music hits you at your core, sounding familiar yet unique at the same time. Their lyrics are woven with surprising depth, and their grooves will get your feet moving, your heart beating, and your soul leaping!

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February 18, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Bands: Jive Colossus

9-piece, horn-driven Afrobeat, Funk, R&B, Jazz & Caribbean band based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012, Jive Colossus debuted at the 2013 Water Hill Music Festival. Originally an instrumental group, the 10-piece ensemble added lead vocalist Shelley Catalan in late Fall 2014. Her lively vocal stylings percolate over danceable, infectious grooves punctuated with colorful horn riffs. From Afrobeat to Funk, Jazz, Calypso, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Rock and more, the music of Jive Colossus reflects the deep musical roots and diverse experiences of its members.

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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.