Clawson’s Weiss Distilling Co.
Weiss Distillery Company claims they are bringing the wow factor to the metro Detroit spirits scene. Using an innovative scientific grain to glass distilling process, this distillery produces four spirits including Vanishing Vodka, Straightjacket Gin, Royal Rum and Weiss Lighting – a corn whiskey powered moonshine. Owned by Dennis Weiss, this establishment’s low-lit interior transports customers back to the time of speakeasies. There are 20 seats at the horseshoe-shaped bar and seating for an additional 20 at intimate tables. The menu boasts over 30 specialty cocktails and five spiritless nonalcoholic options. Manager Shane Bang says the best-selling cocktails include the “Cardi Parti,” made with vodka, pineapple, ginger, citric, cardamom bitters and soda and the “Shorechaser,” concocted with rum, orange liqueur, chai, coconut milk, egg white, grated nutmeg and orange. Presently, the only food options on the menu are caviar service, however charcuterie plates will be added soon. According to Bang, an upper-level event space with seating for 30 is being designed to host ticketed events and guest chefs. 34 E. 14 Mile Road, Clawson thewdc.com