Posts Tagged:Craft Spirits

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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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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, 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 definition…

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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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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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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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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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