Celebrating The Detroit News’ 150th anniversary, the paper’s leaders have partnered with Detroit City Distillery to create a bourbon that pays tribute to the city’s prohibition history. The release will also help local charities.
The 150th-anniversary bourbon is a 4-year, 3-month-aged single-barrel bourbon whiskey hand-selected by distillery experts, paper leaders and Detroit News Restaurant Critic Melody Baetens. The release comes in at 100 proof!
Bottles will retail at $150 each, and $100 of each bottle fundraises for two charities The Detroit News selected: The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation and CATCH, which dedicates itself to improving the quality of life for pediatric patients and their families at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.
The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation has given more than $2 million in college scholarships to more than 1,000 Michigan high school seniors since 1980. It is sponsoring four interns at The News this summer.
“This was selected as one of the best barrels of bourbon laid down at DCD’s historical whiskey factory,” said Michael Forsyth, one of three founders of Detroit City Distillery. “This is a huge honor for our distillery to play a small part in celebrating the history of The Detroit News. We take great pride in making things the Detroit way and The Detroit News has been doing that for 150 years. Cheers to 150 more.”
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