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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Newsmaker of the Year 2015 Long Road Distillers
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Corn Whisky Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
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Aquavit Long Road Distillers
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Gin Long Road Distillers
Raspberry Liqueur Long Road Distillers
MICHIGIN Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
White Rye Whisky Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
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Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Wheat Whisky Gold Long Road Distillers
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Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
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Corn Whisky Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
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Aquavit Long Road Distillers
50 Businesses to Watch 2018 Long Road Distillers
Newsmaker of the Year 2015 Long Road Distillers
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Vodka Long Road Distillers
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Our Partners

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

Polish Falcon Our take on the Moscow Mule featurin Polish Falcon
Our take on the Moscow Mule featuring our Original Vodka, house made ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. 
If you haven’t yet, come give it a try and let us know what you think!
We’ve got a new cocktail menu launching next wee We’ve got a new cocktail menu launching next week, so if you’ve got some favorites on our current menu, time is of the essence!

We can’t wait to share what our team has been mixing up for you all. 
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Rumor has it, there’s a snow storm coming. Proba Rumor has it, there’s a snow storm coming. Probably a good enough excuse to grab a drink right?
Aquavit. Sort of like gin & vodka’s second cousi Aquavit. Sort of like gin & vodka’s second cousin, Aquavit is a unique Scandinavian spirit with caraway and dill and other botanicals. Try it on its own or in a cocktail like the Aquavit Gimlet. 
Aquavit Gimlet
Aquavit. Lime Juice. Simple Syrup.
Have you tried our lineup of liqueurs lately? We’ve introduced some new ones and have brought back some favorites. Come grab a bottle for your home bar at any of our three locations!
Survived the ice storm and ready for a drink? We’re here for you. 
Little Ghost
Rum, Nocino, orange, apple cider vinegar, vanilla chai, orange bitters, egg white
Take no shortcuts isn’t just the mantra we work Take no shortcuts isn’t just the mantra we work through internally. It’s also how we choose our partners and producers for every step of the process. 
One of the local producers we love is Todd at Peach Ridge Farms. His attention to quality and customer service is a big part of why we love working with him. 
Take No Shortcuts.
Did you know you could get an endless supply of fr Did you know you could get an endless supply of fries every Thursday in Grand Rapids?
It’s Burgers and Boilermakers night, which means you get a burger, ENDLESS fries, a shot, and a 9oz lager all for just $15. 
Come for the fries. Stay for the drinks.
We don’t source spirits. We source ingredients. We don’t source spirits. We source ingredients. With those ingredients, we make every single spirit right here in Michigan, from start to finish. 
Respect the Craft. Honor the Journey. Take No Shortcuts.
Grand Absinthe. Fennel, star anise, sage and over Grand Absinthe. Fennel, star anise, sage and over a dozen other botanicals. You’ll find an initial nose and taste of black licorice, with a long, complex finish. 
First time trying Absinthe? Grab a few friends and order our Absinthe drip.

The water lowers the spirit’s proof, and the sugar adds a touch of sweetness.
As the water hits the absinthe, the green liquid starts to turn cloudy, or “louche.” Cold water releases the essential botanical oils, allowing the absinthe to better cover your palate and giving it a creamier mouthfeel.

Read all about it in the link in our profile!
Sure, the holidays might technically be over, but Sure, the holidays might technically be over, but this weekend still feels like a good time to celebrate. 🎉

Seasonal Spell

Michigin, Cherry Liqueur, hibiscus, cinnamon, plum, lime, aromatic bitters, mint.
Hush Puppies on deck! Cheddar & dill hush puppies, Hush Puppies on deck!
Cheddar & dill hush puppies, shrimp, tasso ham, mustard greens, pickled carrots, arbol chile, carrot purée.
Have you tried our newest member of the Long Road Have you tried our newest member of the Long Road lineup yet? 
Our Orange Liqueur is the perfect addition to your home bar. 
Orange you glad we didn’t try to force any orange puns into this post? Oh...shoot. 🍊😬
Come ring in 2020 with us! We’re open til 1am in Come ring in 2020 with us!
We’re open til 1am in Grand Rapids and 12:30am in Grand Haven 🥂
Holiday Hours! Grand Rapids: December 30 - Noon t Holiday Hours!

Grand Rapids:
December 30 - Noon to Midnight
New Years Eve, December 31 - Noon to 1a
New Years Day, January 1 - Closed

Grand Haven:
New Years Eve, December 31 - 9a to 12:30a - Brunch 9a to 3p
New Years Day, January 1 - Closed

Boyne City:
December 30 - 11a to 6p
New Years Eve, December 31 - 11a to 6p
New Years Day, January 1 and January 2 - Closed
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