HEIGHTS – Mayor Dan Paletko joined city officials; members of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce; and the owners, employees family and friends of the Rusted Crow distillery for the company’s July 29 grand opening celebration.
The distillery, 6056 N. Telegraph, is one of a handful of craft distilleries operating in southeast Michigan, and produces vodka, gin, rum and moonshine, with plans to offer whiskey and rye products in the near future.
Owner Joseph Schebel, who oversees the production of each batch, emphasizes the distillery’s commitment to quality in the manufacture of their products – ranging from the use of only artesian water which is hauled from the source to the distillery weekly, to a filtering process that is “far more thorough than the industry standard.”
The distillery’s products are available to the public through approximately 600 retail outlets statewide.
The distillery’s tasting room, which is open Thursday through Saturday, offers a variety of drinks made from its products. Although food is not served at the distillery, Schebel said visitors are welcome to bring “outside” food with them and eat in the tasting room while they are enjoying their drinks.
“It’s not uncommon on any given night for several of our customers to order pizzas or subs and have them delivered to the distillery” Schebel said.