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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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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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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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Distillery’s spirits win global honors (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A West Michigan distillery has won its second double gold medal and best of show in an international competition. Long Road Distillery won double gold for its Long Road Aquavit at the 16th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition earlier this month. That honor follows on the heels of the double gold best of show…

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Craft spirit makers stand out at international competition (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A local distillery is on par with a $199 bottle of Dewar’s 1846 Signature Scotch Whiskey. Long Road Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids won Double Gold and Best in Show this month at the Denver International Spirits Competition for its Aquavit, the same honors the Dewar’s scotch took home. “From the beginning, it was…

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“Mix up some romance this Valentine’s Day” (WOODTV8)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) If you are looking to mix it up a little this Valentine’s day, why not turn to a mixologist for a little help? Long Road Distillers is perfecting the art of the craft cocktail with some special events for Valentine’s Day weekend. Long Road Distillers prides itself by using local ingredients and…

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Grand Rapids Business Journal Names Newsmakers of the Year

There’s a lot more to Long Road Distillers than just being Grand Rapids’ first distillery. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor took an old grocery store on the west side and turned it into a state-of-the-art distillery that, within the first year of operation, is already one of the state’s largest. As long-term proponents of…

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Crafting a renaissance on GR’s west side (MiBiz)

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Grand neighborhood in Grand Rapids soon will offer residents and visitors the ultimate trifecta when it comes to craft alcoholic beverages. That’s because a local cidery plans to open a tasting room in the growing neighborhood along West Leonard Street, a development positioned to complement its neighboring businesses: a microbrewery and…

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