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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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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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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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