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The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution: A Repeal Day Primer

On Monday, December 5, Long Road is partnering with a bunch of our friends (The Peoples Cider Co., Creston Brewery, Two Scott’s BBQ, The Grand Rapids Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, Local First of West Michigan, and SideCar Studios) to throw the first Annual Grand Rapids Repeal Day Party to celebrate the end…

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“Long Road Distillers releasing new bourbon whisky” – WOOD TV 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Now that November is well underway, it’s the perfect time to introduce a new libation that can warm you up from the inside out. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor from Long Road Distillers joined eightWest with some samples of their latest offerings. They will be releasing their new Long Road…

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

Check out Parts 1 and 2 of the “What is Bourbon?” Series here and here. 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…

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

For Part 1 of the “What is Bourbon” series, click here. 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…

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Press Release: International Flavored Vodka Tasting Event Awards Grand Rapids Distillery with Double Gold

International Flavored Vodka Tasting Event Awards Grand Rapids Distillery with Double Gold Long Road’s Wendy Peppercorn Vodka stands out from a crowded field of flavored spirits. Grand Rapids, Michigan – Internationally recognized Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, announced more top honors for their line-up of spirits, this time coming from a competition in New…

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Grand Rapids Distillery Awarded Top Honors at SIP Awards, World’s Largest Consumer Tasting Competition

Grand Rapids Distillery Awarded Top Honors at SIP Awards, World’s Largest Consumer Tasting Competition Long Road Distillers adds to recent international acclaim and awarded a Platinum Medal for Long Road Gin, and Gold Medals for Long Road Aquavit and Long Road Vodka. Grand Rapids, Michigan – Internationally recognized Grand Rapids distillery, Long Road Distillers, announced…

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Distillery Wins Eight Medals, Including Six Golds in International Spirits Competition

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (PRWEB) JUNE 07, 2016 The first distillery in Grand Rapids, Long Road Distillers, announced today international acclaim at the 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. This is the third international spirits competition in which the West Michigan distillery was awarded one of the top honors in 2016. The awards include Best Aquavit,…

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From Beer City to Spirit City

We were recently mentioned in the Eat Local West Michigan blog! Check it out below. We all know Grand Rapids is Beer City, but there’s a big chance “Spirit City” will make its way into the Grand Rapids lexicon the near future. Since 2013, nearly 40 distilleries have popped up all over Michigan, with about five…

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Craft spirits maker wins Best Gin at global competition (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A local craft spirits maker has won the Best Gin honor at a global blind-tasting competition for gin. The gin by Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers won the top honor and a double-gold medal at the recent Fifty Best gin event, which included 17 pre-qualified judges tasting 41 gins. Holland-based Coppercraft Distillery also took home…

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Happy Birthday to Long Road Distillers (WOOD TV 8)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A new staple on Grand Rapids’ west side is Long Road Distillers. The distillery is celebrating its first anniversary with a celebration to thank the community for its support. The Long Road Distillers First Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, May 21 from noon to midnight. There will be free tours of the…

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