Distilling Controversy: Meet the Women Who Partnered With Global Pros to Make Vodka in Mexicantown

April 7, 2014

Following a national trend, a handful of distilleries have opened around the region in the past few years.

One of the next to launch will be Our/Detroit Vodka, which plans to open this summer in southwest Detroit.

A small, socially-concerned operation run by a diverse trio of young women, Our/Detroit is financially backed by Pernod Ricard, the French corporation that owns major brands such as Chivas Regal whiskey and Seagram’s gin.

The corporate affiliation has drawn some flack. But the founders say it’s unwarranted.

WDET’s Travis Wright spoke with Our/Detroit operators Brandi Keeler and Sara Aldridge.