• Our Spirits

    Two James Spirits is proud to be the first licensed distillery in the city of Detroit since prohibition. At Two James, our passion lies in creating small, handcrafted batches of premium spirit, using locally sourced ingredients that highlight Michigan’s agricultural abundance, and more importantly, the people and city of Detroit. We invite you to share in “The Spirit of Detroit.”

Two James Old Cockney Gin

Old Cockney is a contemporary style gin crafted from a base of organic winter wheat. The botanical blend of coriander and orange peel provide nice floral and citrus aromas and flavors, which are balanced by spice from black peppercorn and earthy elements from orris root, angelica root and gentian root. Our gin possesses heavy juniper, but pine notes serve as an undertone in the flavor profile. The result is a dry, smooth gin with a unique but harmonious balance of flavors—a true cocktail connoisseur’s gin.

82 Proof

Two James Old Cockney Gin

Old Cockney is a contemporary style gin crafted from a base of organic winter wheat. The botanical blend of coriander and orange peel provide nice floral and citrus aromas and flavors, which are balanced by spice from black peppercorn and earthy elements from orris root, angelica root and gentian root. Our gin possesses heavy juniper, but pine notes serve as an undertone in the flavor profile. The result is a dry, smooth gin with a unique but harmonious balance of flavors—a true cocktail connoisseur’s gin.

82 Proof

Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin

Just like our Old Cockney Gin we use a proprietary blend of botanicals and an all organic wheat base.  We then rest our gin in new American oak barrels for a minimum of 6 months before we bottle.  The oak aging adds a very subtle toasted vanilla note and accentuates the citrus peel. Martinez drinkers beware, you have never met it’s equal.

91 Proof

Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin

Just like our Old Cockney Gin we use a proprietary blend of botanicals and an all organic wheat base.  We then rest our gin in new American oak barrels for a minimum of 6 months before we bottle.  The oak aging adds a very subtle toasted vanilla note and accentuates the citrus peel. Martinez drinkers beware, you have never met it’s equal.

91 Proof

Doctor Bird Rum

Because of our belief in the importance of local agriculture and the fact that sugar cane isn’t readily available in Michigan, we decided to take our Rum project to the Caribbean, and the “Land of Wood and Water”. We import several different Jamaican rums and ship them back to our distillery in Detroit where they are artfully blended and aged in special Moscatel barrique.  The result is a high esther flavor bomb of incredible length and complexity.  The Doctor is most definitely IN!

100 Proof

Doctor Bird Rum

Because of our belief in the importance of local agriculture and the fact that sugar cane isn’t readily available in Michigan, we decided to take our Rum project to the Caribbean, and the “Land of Wood and Water”. We import several different Jamaican rums and ship them back to our distillery in Detroit where they are artfully blended and aged in special Moscatel barrique.  The result is a high esther flavor bomb of incredible length and complexity.  The Doctor is most definitely IN!

100 Proof

Two James Grass Widow Bourbon

Grass Widow Bourbon contains a unique high rye mash bill of 36% Rye, 60% Corn and 4% Barley. This delicious bourbon possesses intriguing levels of spice and complexity. The hazelnut and dried raisin notes are results of our proprietary Madeira Barrique finishing. Two James is excited to become a part of and honor the glory of Detroit’s whiskey roots with the resurrection of the Grass Widow name.

91 Proof

Two James Grass Widow Bourbon

Grass Widow Bourbon contains a unique high rye mash bill of 36% Rye, 60% Corn and 4% Barley. This delicious bourbon possesses intriguing levels of spice and complexity. The hazelnut and dried raisin notes are results of our proprietary Madeira Barrique finishing. Two James is excited to become a part of and honor the glory of Detroit’s whiskey roots with the resurrection of the Grass Widow name.

91 Proof

Two James Rye Dog

We welcome you to taste our first expression of field-to-bottle whiskey. This Double Gold winner (2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition), un-aged, Michigan rye possesses character beyond its years. Distilled from 100% locally grown rye grain from Wing Farms in Ann Arbor, Rye Dog possesses floral and citrus notes with a round mouth feel. Call me Rye Dog!

101 Proof

Two James Rye Dog

We welcome you to taste our first expression of field-to-bottle whiskey. This Double Gold winner (2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition), un-aged, Michigan rye possesses character beyond its years. Distilled from 100% locally grown rye grain from Wing Farms in Ann Arbor, Rye Dog possesses floral and citrus notes with a round mouth feel. Call me Rye Dog!

101 Proof

Catcher’s Rye Whiskey

Distilled from 100% Michigan rye and pure water from the Great Lakes, Catcher’s Rye is a testament to the grain’s distinctive terroir. Each drop is artfully produced and aged for a minimum of two years in traditional, charred new American oak 53 gallon barrels. With delicious spice notes and a subtle fig finish, Catcher’s Rye proves there is no substitute for time or proportion. This is a labor of love, accept no phonies.

98.8 Proof

Catcher’s Rye Whiskey

Distilled from 100% Michigan rye and pure water from the Great Lakes, Catcher’s Rye is a testament to the grain’s distinctive terroir. Each drop is artfully produced and aged for a minimum of two years in traditional, charred new American oak 53 gallon barrels. With delicious spice notes and a subtle fig finish, Catcher’s Rye proves there is no substitute for time or proportion. This is a labor of love, accept no phonies.

98.8 Proof

Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey

Johnny Smoking Gun is a story of East–Meets-West. This is a whiskey crafted specifically to compliment the “umami” of the rich pork and fish broths of Japanese cuisine. Possessing intriguing smoke character from a two-stage maceration with a proprietary blend of Asian tea, this blend of 70% 7-year corn and 30% young rye will surely not disappoint. Enjoy and prosper!

87 Proof

Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey

Johnny Smoking Gun is a story of East–Meets-West. This is a whiskey crafted specifically to compliment the “umami” of the rich pork and fish broths of Japanese cuisine. Possessing intriguing smoke character from a two-stage maceration with a proprietary blend of Asian tea, this blend of 70% 7-year corn and 30% young rye will surely not disappoint. Enjoy and prosper!

87 Proof

J. Riddle Peated Bourbon

Two James Spirits is proud to announce the release of our newest spirit, J. Riddle Peated Bourbon. This unique spirit pairs the sweet robust flavor of corn bourbon with the elegant smokiness of single malt whiskey. The mash bill possesses subtle notes of vanilla, buttered popcorn, sea salt, fresh cut grass and light smoke. What started off as an experimental mix of grains developed into a delicious bourbon unlike any other on the market. Distilled on-site from 79% Michigan Corn and 21% Scottish Barley and aged in full-format 53-gallon new American oak barrels, we are excited to release our first barrels and for you to savor and enjoy!

91 Proof

J. Riddle Peated Bourbon

Two James Spirits is proud to announce the release of our newest spirit, J. Riddle Peated Bourbon. This unique spirit pairs the sweet robust flavor of corn bourbon with the elegant smokiness of single malt whiskey. The mash bill possesses subtle notes of vanilla, buttered popcorn, sea salt, fresh cut grass and light smoke. What started off as an experimental mix of grains developed into a delicious bourbon unlike any other on the market. Distilled on-site from 79% Michigan Corn and 21% Scottish Barley and aged in full-format 53-gallon new American oak barrels, we are excited to release our first barrels and for you to savor and enjoy!

91 Proof

Nain Rouge Absinthe Verte

We are excited to bring the Green Fairy to Detroit and the Great Lakes Region with the release of our Nain Rouge Absinthe Verte. Starting with a traditional 19th century French recipe we distill Wormwood, Fennel, Green Anise, and over 100 pounds of botanicals to create a spirit that has an unfathomable depth of flavor and complexity. Colored with peppermint, hyssop and nettle to produce a beautiful rich earthy green color.

120 Proof

Nain Rouge Absinthe Verte

We are excited to bring the Green Fairy to Detroit and the Great Lakes Region with the release of our Nain Rouge Absinthe Verte. Starting with a traditional 19th century French recipe we distill Wormwood, Fennel, Green Anise, and over 100 pounds of botanicals to create a spirit that has an unfathomable depth of flavor and complexity. Colored with peppermint, hyssop and nettle to produce a beautiful rich earthy green color.

120 Proof

Dos Jaimes Mezcal Joven

We are excited to release our Dos Jaimes Mezcal Joven. Distilled inOaxaca, Mexico (NOM-0120X) in partnership with Pierde Almas and bottled under the Dos Jaimes name, our Mezcal is made from a blend of espadín, wild tepeztate and wild tobalá agave plants. Made from 100% agave in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Mexican government.

96 Proof

Dos Jaimes Mezcal Joven

We are excited to release our Dos Jaimes Mezcal Joven. Distilled inOaxaca, Mexico (NOM-0120X) in partnership with Pierde Almas and bottled under the Dos Jaimes name, our Mezcal is made from a blend of espadín, wild tepeztate and wild tobalá agave plants. Made from 100% agave in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Mexican government.

96 Proof

Two James 28 Island Vodka

28 Island Vodka is carefully crafted from a blend of 70% corn and 30% organic winter wheat and distilled with the finest American-made copper pot still. The result is a remarkably smooth, balanced spirit with a hint of sweetness that makes an excellent addition to both classic and modern cocktails. The name references the 28 islands of the Detroit River that served as safe haven for Detroit’s clandestine distillers of the prohibition era.

82 Proof

Two James 28 Island Vodka

28 Island Vodka is carefully crafted from a blend of 70% corn and 30% organic winter wheat and distilled with the finest American-made copper pot still. The result is a remarkably smooth, balanced spirit with a hint of sweetness that makes an excellent addition to both classic and modern cocktails. The name references the 28 islands of the Detroit River that served as safe haven for Detroit’s clandestine distillers of the prohibition era.

82 Proof

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