Best Of 2016

Best Michigan Gin: Old Cockney Gin by Two James Spirits

2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit;

Two James' Corktown tasting room and distillery is a must-visit Detroit destination. When the weather warms, the front of the tasting room opens to the sunshine and Michigan Avenue street scene. The craft distillery's Old Cockney Gin is our readers' choice for Best Michigan Gin, and it's made from the same grains used in Two James' 28 Island Vodka, such as soft winter wheat and rye. A old London-style gin, the spirit is distilled with heavy juniper and botanicals, resulting in a dry, smooth, balanced, 82-proof liquor that pairs beautifully with tonic water or as the base for a craft cocktail, such as the Corktown Mule that's on the tasting room menu.