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Grand Rapids-Based Long Road Distillers to Open New Location in Boyne City, Michigan

Grand Rapids-Based Long Road Distillers to Open New Location in Boyne City, Michigan New distillery Tasting Room to open in the heart of Downtown Boyne City retail district Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers announced on Wednesday that they will be opening a new distillery tasting room in Boyne City, Michigan. The…

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Long Road Distillers Named Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the Country

Long Road Distillers Named Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the Country Grand Rapids distillery takes top honors in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards Contest for second straight year Grand Rapids, Michigan – Internationally recognized Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, has taken home top honors for the second year in a…

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Grand Rapids Distillery to Release Apple Brandy Made in Partnership with Local Orchard, Cidery

Grand Rapids Distillery to Release Apple Brandy Made in Partnership with Local Orchard, Cidery Long Road Apple Brandy will be released on Tuesday, October 9 at the Long Road Distillers Tasting Room Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers will release a new barrel-aged Apple Brandy on Tuesday, October 9, at the distillery…

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Long Road Distillers Nominated as Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the United States

Long Road Distillers Nominated as Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the United States Local distillery faces tough competition in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards Contest Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, has been nominated as the “Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the United States” as part…

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PRESS RELEASE: Long Road Distillers Announces New Honors from Seattle International Spirits Competition

Long Road Distillers Announces New Honors from Seattle International Spirits Competition Grand Rapids distillery awarded 6 new medals, including 2 Double Golds, for locally made spirits. Seattle, WA – Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers has announced a handful of new honors for their line of locally crafted spirits, including top honors for two of their…

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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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Long Road Distillers Honored as One of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

Grand Rapids distillery to be recognized by Michigan Celebrates Small Business at Annual Gala in May. Grand Rapids, MI – Long Road Distillers has been recognized as one of the 2018 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Long Road will be honored at an awards ceremony during…

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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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Press Release: Grand Rapids Distillery Claims New Honors at American Craft Spirits Association Awards

Grand Rapids Distillery Claims New Honors at American Craft Spirits Association Awards Long Road Aquavit, Old Aquavit, and Gin Awarded Medals in Crowded Field of 500+ Entrants Grand Rapids, Michigan – Internationally recognized Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, brought home three new honors from the American Craft Spirits Association 2018 Craft Spirits Awards, announcing Bronze…

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