DETROIT – Detroit City Distillery has become known for its paczki-infused vodka in recent years.
But those crafty distillers in the Motor City have another trick up their sleeve in 2023. On Wednesday, they unveiled “Hometown Horseradish,” a limited-edition vodka distilled with fresh horseradish and made with 100 percent Michigan corn vodka
According to the distillery, the unique vodka is perfect for making the ultimate Bloody Mary.
“Every year when we release Pączki Day Vodka, we try to create an amazing experience for our fans and reward them with something new,” said Michael Forsyth, co-owner of Detroit City Distillery.
“This year’s big surprise is Hometown Horseradish Vodka. We called it ‘Hometown Horseradish’ because we always associate horseradish with special family dinners and with recipes passed down for generations. It reminds you of home and where you come from. In addition to having a solid kick, it might be the smoothest vodka we’ve ever made.”
Hometown Horseradish Vodka, along with ready-to-drink Bloody Marys, cocktails, limited edition merch and the popular Paczki Day Vodka will also go on sale at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3.
Bottles can also be purchased online and will be available for pick up at the Tasting Room at 2462 Riopelle Street in Eastern Market at 4 p.m. Bottles are $35 each.
Due to its limited quantity, Hometown Horseradish Vodka is expected to sell out immediately. It will not be available for sale at liquor stores and bars.
Pączki Day Vodka, which also usually sells out almost immediately, will also be available at select liquor stores throughout Michigan and Illinois in February while supplies last.
Detroit City Distillery is hosting two different events to celebrate.
Feb. 12 – Polish Bloody Brunch with Pietrzyk Pierogi from noon to 3 p.m. Details here.
Feb. 18 – Pączki Party at the Detroit City Distillery Tasting Room from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Indoors and outdoors, with limited capacity and free admission. The outdoor patio area encompasses an entire city block. Details here.