Born out of the belief that family, friends and community are essential parts of life, Two James is far more than just an extraordinary product. Two James commemorates the exceptional lives of two great men who through hard work, perseverance and passion for life, were able to leave lasting impressions on the people they loved and the communities in which they lived. Dave’s father and Grandfather were both named James. His father was an artist (James M. Landrum). His grandfather was in the military (James B. Landrum).

Two James is located in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, and is the first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition. Two James is committed to producing only the highest quality environmentally conscious handmade spirits utilizing locally sourced agricultural products with the aim of revitalizing the community and reinforcing the craft product movement. We invite you to join us in celebrating the Spirit of Detroit!


David Landrum


David is a native of the Metro area and amorous about the city of Detroit. Originally an art history and studio art major, David turned his passion for creativity towards the food and wine business and honed his skills as a sommelier, mixologist and all around spirit snob. After 14 years in the business mixing up cocktails and procuring wines from around the world, David set his sights on making a spirit that he could call his own. A unique small batch spirit that is made grain to bottle, with local ingredients and lots of love.


The process begins with grain. Our rye and corn are both sourced from Wing Farms in Dexter MI, which is close to Ann Arbor.
We also store our barrels here at the Rickhouse.

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