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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Aquavit Long Road Distillers
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
Gin Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
50 Businesses to Watch 2018 Long Road Distillers
Newsmaker of the Year 2015 Long Road Distillers
Newsmaker of the Year 2017 Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Rye Whisky Long Road Distillers
Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
MICHIGIN Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Rye Whisky Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
MICHIGIN Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Michigan Brandy Long Road Distillers
Corn Whisky Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
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
Long Road Distillers
Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Wheat Whisky Gold Long Road Distillers
Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Corn Whisky Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
50 Businesses to Watch 2018 Long Road Distillers
Newsmaker of the Year 2015 Long Road Distillers
Newsmaker of the Year 2017 Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Rye Whisky Long Road Distillers
Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Cherry Brandy Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
MICHIGIN Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Rye Whisky Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Gin Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Vodka Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Wendy Peppercorn Long Road Distillers
Aquavit Long Road Distillers

Our Partners

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

Instagram post 2181574817843686312_1930914612 Wayfarer’s Night tonight Grand Rapids!
Half off cocktails and 25% off our food menu tonight for members!
Not a member yet? We can help with that!

Fresh Coast

Rum, cinnamon, plum, pineapple sour, orange, tamarine, soda
Instagram post 2180876733606164127_1930914612 Have you heard the news?
We’ve brought a classic back to the menu!

MACHINE
Vodka, cold brew coffee, demerara, house vanilla almond milk
Instagram post 2178440897329406669_1930914612 Headed up to @boyne.mountain for opening weekend? Come warm up with us before or after you hit the slopes!

This weekend only, at our Boyne City location, we’re doing FREE tastings!

Cheers to the weekend!
Instagram post 2177719824195560316_1930914612 The best meal of the week. Come fuel up with brunch tomorrow before the big game! 
#GoBlue #GoGreen
Instagram post 2176352372542934665_1930914612 It’s Burgers & Cocktails Night in Grand Haven!
Come get a burger, endless fries, and a draft cocktail all for only $15!
Instagram post 2175686232057647977_1930914612 Did you know we do brunch?
Every Saturday & Sunday, starting at 10am here in Grand Rapids, we’re serving up brunch & cocktails!

LOADED BREAKFAST POTATOES
Potatoes. Garlic Aioli, Sunny Egg, Picked Red Onions, Scallions (add bacon -$1)
Instagram post 2174994052276081865_1930914612 Michigan / Michigan State shirts are BACK! $20 while supplies last. Whether you’re #GoGreen or #GoBlue, come grab yours before the big game this weekend. 
Available in Grand Rapids & Grand Haven!
Instagram post 2173484294323043137_1930914612 MICHIGIN - Batch 004 Release!
November 14th
Details in the link in our profile!

MICHIGIN is the first 100% Michigan-sourced and Michigan-made gin, made with red winter wheat grown by Heffron Farms Market, juniper hand-harvested by our team on Beaver Island, and a handful of select botanicals grown by our friends around the state, including spearmint from Visser Farms and hops from the Michigan Hop Alliance!
Instagram post 2172828932175517651_1930914612 Cheers to the weekend friends!
Have you tried our newest cocktails yet?
Instagram post 2172023689032259758_1930914612 It’s Thursday!
Burgers & Boilermakers tonight Grand Rapids!
$15 gets you a burger, endless fries, a 9oz LRD Lager & a shot!

Tonight’s feature burger: 
Big Kahuna Burger
garlic aoli, house made burger, Tasso ham, house made teriyaki, grilled pineapple, lettuce, on brioche
Instagram post 2171468329183717448_1930914612 Chorizo Tacos:

house chorizo on a corn tortilla, pickled parsnip and radish, fresh herb tossed in lime vinaigrette and a side of house hot sauce

Part of our seasonal rotating menu in Grand Rapids, while supplies last this week only!
Instagram post 2170060445212299475_1930914612 Looking for a good excuse to hang out with some friends? We’ve got one!

Seasonal Spell:
Michigin. Cherry Liqueur. Hibiscus. Cinnamon. Plum. Lime. Aromatic Bitters. Mint. 2-4 people 👌
Instagram post 2168576304423799111_1930914612 Sunday brunch pairs perfectly with our new cocktail menu. We open at 10am in Grand Rapids & 9am in Grand Haven. See you in the morning!
Instagram post 2167738611318046536_1930914612 Whether you’re here for our new Grand Absinthe, or coming in to try our new cocktail menu, we’re looking forward to serving you this weekend. 
Cheers to a great November friends!
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