August 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

Detroit City Distillery opening in Eastern Market

Detroit City Distillery plans a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday. (Courtesy Detroit City Distillery)

Detroit ó A craft distillery and tasting room in Detroitís Eastern Market is set to open.

Detroit City Distillery plans a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday.

The businessí mission is to produce spirits and cocktails using Michigan ingredients. Itís located at 2462 Riopelle.

The distillery is led by John Paul Jerome and Chuck Gellasch. Jerome previously worked as a quality control expert at Bellís Brewery, and Gellasch was bar manager of the Detroit cocktail bar, Sugar House.

Detroit City Distillery sells whiskey and bourbon for $55 a bottle. Vodka is $35. Gin and other small batch experimental spirits are planned in the coming months.