Ad by Lot 40

Detroit’s Rye Whisky Heritage

A spirited look at the Motor City’s rich rye whisky history and its connection to the Hiram Walker Distillery across the river in Windsor, Ontario.

Detroit may be famous for being the home of the car industry and Motown, but it also boasts a long and impressive rye whisky heritage. That’s in great part thanks to the Hiram Walker Distillery right across the river in Windsor, Ontario, which has supplied the city with high-quality whisky for decades. The Daily Beast and Lot 40 visited the Motor City and toured the historic Canadian distillery to tell this fascinating story. So fix yourself a rye Manhattan and enjoy!