The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Detroit’s Whiskey Scene

October 27, 2015

This is Straight Up, a column by whiskey expert and author Heather Greene. Today, Greene takes a look at the whiskey scene in Detroit.

On the side of Route 94 near the airport, a 12-ton, 80-foot Uniroyal tire made of polyester resin and glass fiber anchors in 24 feet of concrete and steel, able to withstand storms and other disasters leveled at it. I felt incredible excitement bound up in that tire before I’d even heard of Disney, and it’s not my only fond memory of Detroit. My backyard neighbor would sneak me gingerbread cookies wrapped in wax paper when she…