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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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Distillers grapple with truth in advertising (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

With craft distilling on the rise, some are cashing in without even making their own product. By Pat Evans and Jesse O’Brien for the Grand Rapids Business Journal The story behind a bottle of spirits sitting on the shelf might be murkier than its contents. Look closely at that bottle and the label can be…

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Hard cider maker plans urban tasting room (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

The West Leonard beverage scene is growing bigger. Hard cider maker People’s Cider Co. is planning to open a tasting room in Grand Rapids, at 539 Leonard St. NW, next door to craft spirits maker Long Road Distillers, at 537 Leonard St. NW, and at the same corner as Mitten Brewing Co., at 527 Leonard…

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Grand Rapids food scene in 2016: Where to eat, what to eat and how we should eat it (Rapid Growth Media)

As we welcome the new year, Grand Rapids is perfectly positioned to embrace what’s on our plates and in our glasses. Michigan is an agriculturally rich, vibrant state that offers produce and proteins in tune with the seasons. This year, we are ready to take hold of that, expand upon it and West Michiganders are…

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Local liquors and tasty eats at Long Road Distillers (WOOD TV 8)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Grand Rapids first every distillery, Long Road Distillers, visited in studio to mix up a few cocktails with unexpected combinations, like pink peppercorns and lemon! Longtime friends Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor are self proclaimed “neighborhood boys” who love West Michigan and have done a lot of work in the…

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