Our Story

Before we made the spirits, we made a decision.

Honor The Craft

Take No Shortcuts

Before we made the spirits, we made a decision.

For us, it was a simple one—take no shortcuts. That meant using honest ingredients grown across the region, supporting the natural and agricultural resources of West Michigan. It meant crafting every batch from start to finish. And it meant taking a road that many seem to avoid. From that point forward, we’ve been on a journey to develop spirits worthy of people’s admiration.

The result is an uncompromised lineup of spirits. Proudly served in the neighborhood we call home. We don’t source spirits, we source ingredients—the way it was meant to be done.

Long Road Distillers

Our Team

TAKING THE LONG ROAD MEANS TAKING NO SHORTCUTS, WHICH MEANS PARTNERING WITH OTHERS WHO DO THE SAME.

Meet Our Co-Founders

Kyle And Jon

Kyle and Jon met over a shared commitment for the neighborhood they both call home and discovered a shared passion for fine spirits. In fact, it was over a bottle of Irish whisky that the idea for Long Road was hatched, and it was just 18 months and a few bottles of whisky later that they opened the doors to the first distillery in the history of Grand Rapids. Their mission: create world-class spirits from Michigan-grown ingredients without cutting corners. Thanks to the talented team at Long Road, and a long list of dedicated partners, Long Road continues to live out that mission day in and day out.

Accomplishments

 
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Our Partners

Taking the long road means taking no shortcuts, which means partnering with others who do the same.

As Michigan begins to re-open for business, we are As Michigan begins to re-open for business, we are here to help! 
Today and tomorrow only, take 25% off our individual-count 4oz spritz bottles, 8oz spray bottles and half gallon refill jugs of Long Road Hand Sanitizer! 
Just use code "save25" during the check-out process through our take-out page. 
Long Road Hand Sanitizer is made per the FDA/WHO approved formula and is registered with the FDA. It is 80% alc. by vol. to sanitize both hands and surfaces, and uses only beverage grade ethanol, not fuel grade, to ensure the highest possible standards of quality to keep you and your team safe.
You spoke, we listened! Chef Max and Chef Andrew h You spoke, we listened! Chef Max and Chef Andrew have brought back some favorites to our takeout menu! Pre-order now for pick up later today (or during open hours through Saturday!)
And yes - that is pulled pork on that burger.

Link in our profile!

Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To-Go - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Fridays 2-6p, Saturdays, 12-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Fridays 3-6p, Saturdays 12-6p
Running low on hand sanitizer? Our team is working Running low on hand sanitizer? Our team is working hard to keep sanitizer in stock for you! Order online for pick up during open hours.
(link in our profile!) Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To-Go - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Fridays 2-6p, Saturdays, 12-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Fridays 3-6p, Saturdays 12-6p
Have you seen our Equal Parts recipe video yet? It Have you seen our Equal Parts recipe video yet? It’s an easy recipe to remember, and we’ve got Equal Parts cocktail kits ready for you!
Order online for pickup as soon as Thursday this week! (Link in our bio)
Cheers & Happy Memorial from ours to yours! Hope y Cheers & Happy Memorial from ours to yours! Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine. Stay safe & healthy and we’ll see you for some takeout later this week!
It's our Five Year Anniversary & the start to Memo It's our Five Year Anniversary & the start to Memorial Weekend! While we wish we were celebrating with you all in person, you can still wish us a Happy Anniversary when you pick up your cocktail kits today! Stock up for the long weekend, and don't forget to cheers to our 5 year!
Grand Rapids, did you know our kitchen is open for Grand Rapids, did you know our kitchen is open for takeout? Max and Andrew created a new menu for you all, and we're excited to share it with you! Order online for pickup during open hours!

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To Go - Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3p-8p
Memorial Weekend snuck up on us all this year. Get Memorial Weekend snuck up on us all this year. Get your orders in for a cocktail kit or two to last you through the long weekend!

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To Go - Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3p-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 2p-6p, Saturday 12p-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 3-6p, Saturday 12-6p, Sunday 12-3p
Long Road Distillers - Bottled In Bond Bourbon: A Long Road Distillers - Bottled In Bond Bourbon:
A process that has been in practice for over a century, the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 established a label for an American-made distilled beverage that has been aged and bottled according to a set of legal regulations contained in the US government's Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits.

Pre-order your bottles in the link in our profile for pickup this weekend as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary with a bourbon we're excited to share with you all. 🥃
The word "pivot" has gotten used a lot over the la The word "pivot" has gotten used a lot over the last few months. Most of the time, it's used in context of businesses pivoting to serve customers. And while we never thought our distillery would become what it is today, it also can't be ignored that you've all had to pivot too. And through all of the changes and shifts we've all had to make, we just wanted to stop and say thank you. You've continued to show up, picking up cocktail kits and hand sanitizer, continuing to support the work we're doing here. Thank you, sincerely, from us all here at Long Road.
Introducing: Long Road Distillers - Bottled In Bon Introducing: Long Road Distillers - Bottled In Bond Bourbon Whisky.
Limited Release Pre-Order in the link in our profile.

This weekend is our Five Year Anniversary, and while things aren't quite what we expected, we're going to make the most of it! 
We're excited to introduce you to a spirit that is more than 5 years in the making, Long Road Distillers - Bottled In Bond Bourbon Whisky.

To be labeled as Bottled In Bond, a whisky must be aged at least 4 years in a barrel, made in a single distilling season, produced by a single distillery, and bottled at 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume). Pre-order this very limited release through the link in our profile and we'll have them ready for pickup during our open hours this weekend!

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To Go - Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3p-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 2p-6p, Saturday 12p-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 3-6p, Saturday 12-3p
Pics or it didn't happen! We miss serving drinks t Pics or it didn't happen!
We miss serving drinks to you all. Send us your Long Road From Home cocktail photos so we can see what you're drinking at home ❤️
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Shrimp. Brisket. Greens. Potato Salad. Grits. Broc Shrimp. Brisket. Greens. Potato Salad. Grits. Broccoli Salad. 
Have you tried Long Road takeout yet? 
Available in Grand Rapids every Thursday, Friday & Saturday! (LINK IN BIO!) OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To Go - Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3p-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 2p-6p, Saturday 12p-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 3-6p, Saturday 12-3p
Grand Rapids, we fired up our grill so you don't h Grand Rapids, we fired up our grill so you don't have to!
Our takeout kitchen menu is live, and you're going to want to see what Max & Andrew have been working on!
(Link in our profile)

UPDATED HOURS:
Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To Go - Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 3p-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 2p-6p, Saturday 12p-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 3-6p, Saturday 12-3p
LRD Brisket to go, part of our new carryout food o LRD Brisket to go, part of our new carryout food offerings in Grand Rapids!
Order online for pickup. (link in our profile!) UPDATED HOURS:
Grand Rapids - Cocktail Kits, Sanitizer & Food To Go - Thursday, Friday & SATURDAY, 3p-8p
Grand Haven - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 2p-6p, Saturday 12p-6p
Boyne City - Cocktail Kits & Sanitizer To-Go - Friday 3-6p, Saturday 12-3p
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