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What is Bourbon? Part 4: “…and stored at not more than 62.5% alcohol by volume (125 proof) in charred new oak containers.”

In Part 4 of our “What is Bourbon” series, we dig into the final requirement for a spirit to be considered bourbon – the aging process – and how that can impact not only how a bourbon tastes, but also how it is labeled. First, as a bit of a refresher, recall that the legal…

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What is Bourbon? Part 3: “…from a fermented mash of not less than 51 percent corn…”

For Part 3 of our “What is Bourbon” series, we look at the ingredients that make bourbon bourbon. It may seem straight forward, but when you really dig into the Code of Federal Regulations (and the Beverage Alcohol Manual from the TTB, in particular), you learn there are 42 different “types” of whisky, all with…

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What is Bourbon? Part 2: “…at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof)…”

Today, we wade into a lesser-known part of the definition of Bourbon, which also means it’s a bit less controversial. First, as a bit of a refresher, recall that the legal definition of bourbon whisky, according to the TTB, is: Whisky produced in the U.S. at not exceeding 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof) from…

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What is Bourbon? Part 1: “Whisky produced in the U.S…”

If you ask 10 whisk(e)y drinkers to define bourbon, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. That seems to be due to a variety of myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings surrounding one of America’s favorite whiskies. According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (or the TTB), the branch of the U.S. Department of…

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Review & Cocktail Recipe for Long Road Raspberry Liqueur on Nick Drinks

From our friend Nick Britsky on Nick Drinks: “I got a sneak peek of the Long Road Distillers Raspberry Liqueur release (happening tomorrow). It’s a slam dunk. The spirit is full of Michigan Raspberry flavor and while it is sweet it is way drier than most liqueurs. This allows you to control the sweetness in your cocktails and still have…

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Long Road Distillers to Release Raspberry Liqueur as Part of Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Long Road Distillers to Release Raspberry Liqueur as Part of Valentine’s Day Celebrations Limited-Release of Long Road Michigan Raspberry Liqueur Available Beginning Wednesday, February 14 Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers will release a new, limited-release liqueur on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, beginning at 4 pm. The release of Long Road Raspberry…

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Michigan Radio: Cheers! A Michigan hot toddy

By LESTER GRAHAM • JAN 19, 2018 When you come in from the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, mixing up an ice cold cocktail might not seem the best way to end the day. What you really want is something warm. Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings says that’s why we have the hot toddy. “The hot toddy is…

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Long Road Counts Down the Days to Christmas with 25 Cocktails You Can Make at Home!

Get in the holiday spirit by counting down the days to Christmas with 25 holiday-inspired cocktails you can make at home! Follow along as Long Road team members make 25 drinks leading up to Christmas – then try your hand at making them at home and impressing all your friends and family over the holidays!…

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The Daily Beast: The Case for Drinking Like a Viking

SCANDINAVIAN SIPPER The Case for Drinking Like a Viking Find out why you should be drinking the Nordic spirit aquavit, which is finally getting some traction in the U.S. By: LEW BRYSON 11.29.17 It’s a weekday afternoon, and the wife and I are doing shots. We’re enjoying thimble-sized glasses full of chilled liquor, accompanied by…

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PRESS RELEASE: Grand Rapids Distillery Set to Release Straight Rye Whisky & Nocino Walnut Liqueur

Grand Rapids Distillery Set to Release Straight Rye Whisky & Nocino Walnut Liqueur Limited-Release of Long Road Straight Rye Whisky Available Beginning Monday, November 20 Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers will release two new spirits at their distillery on Monday, November 20 beginning at 4 pm. Long Road Straight Rye Whisky and Long Road Nocino, both limited-release offerings,…

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