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Long Road Distillers voted Michigan Vodka Distillery of the Year at the 2015 New York International Spirits Competition (Press Release)

Grand Rapids, MI –  In only its first year of production, Long Road Distillers was named “Michigan Vodka Distillery of the Year” at the New York International Spirits Competition. The famed competition, now in its sixth year, judges nearly 500 world-class spirits each year. Submissions were made from over 35 countries, which were tasted and…

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Cocktail Week – Grand Rapids (Fox 17)

Cocktail Week – Grand Rapids starts on November 11 and runs through November 22.

First ever Cocktail Week GR begins Wednesday (WOOD TV8)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first ever Cocktail Week in Grand Rapids begins on Wednesday. Experience GR said 29 area restaurants are participating in Cocktail Week GR and serving up signature Michigan-made cocktails. Participating local restaurants will offer two Michigan cocktails and a shared-plate appetizer for $25 or less, as well as menu items…

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Local First of West Michigan Blog: Long Road Distillers

There is an added sense of connectivity when we frequent the places that reside within a few miles of our home. When a business puts down roots in the neighborhood where owners and workers and goers live, a deeper sense of community grows. Long Road Distillers, located in Grand Rapids West Side, is more than…

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Craft spirit maker begins distribution (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A local distillery has launched its Michigan distribution. Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids launched two of its spirits into statewide distribution this month. The distillery’s gin and vodka are now available to all restaurants, bars and retailers in Michigan. The distillery opened in May, and distribution is coming right about when co-owners Kyle Van…

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Craft spirits maker opens event space (Grand Rapids Business Journal)

A local distillery has opened up an addition. Long Road Distillers just opened its upstairs, The Rickhouse at Long Road, at 537 Leonard St. NW. Event space The space holds 160 people and is available for special events and general overflow on the weekends. The space rents for $100 an hour for a three-hour minimum…

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Long Road Distillery offers ‘bathtub gin’ kit as part of prohibition museum exhibit (

During the prohibition era, people used to distill their own liquor in their bathtubs. Long Road Distillery, the recently opened craft distillery on Grand Rapids’ West Side, is offering an unusual way to remember that slice of American history. In conjunction with the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s opening of the exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise…

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GR Public Museum, distillery collaborate on Prohibition exhibit (WZZM 13)

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced a collaboration on Thursday with a local distillery for a new exhibit that explores Prohibition. “American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition” opens on September 26. Long Road Distillers, on the city’s west side, has created a “bathtub gin” kit to commemorate the exhibit. It includes everything you need…

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West side businesses throw block party (GR Business Journal)

When Mitten Brewing Co. was getting started in 2011, owners Chris Andrus and Max Trierweiler were a bit apprehensive as they attended the West Grand Neighborhood Organization Christmas Party. They meekly told then-executive director Nola Steketee they were the guys opening the brewery on Leonard Street. “She gave us a big hug and cried about…

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Long Road takes long view with trio of expansion plans (GR Business Journal)

Distillery gains approval for full kitchen, rooftop deck and expanded production area. The city’s first distillery has set its sights on some big expansion projects. Long Road Distillers went in front of the Grand Rapids Planning Commission last week seeking approval for three projects, all of which gained unanimous approval. The planned expansions include a…

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