Grand Rapids has always been a city of makers. From furniture to art to award winning spirits, the people of this city share a rich heritage of gathering to enjoy what we have built with our own two hands. Join Long Road Distillers and Grand Rapids’ very own Mayor Bliss in this time honored tradition of coming together to savor artfully crafted spirits made right here in the heart of the city’s West Side. Over the next few months we will explore the rich heritage of women in the beverage world, the art of barrel aging spirits, as well as the historical impact of Prohibition on spirits in the United States. So grab a few of your friends and make a cocktail alongside our city’s very own mayor. Along the way learn a thing or two about cocktails, our city’s history, and how on the Long Road of craft there are no shortcuts.
In our third and final installment of our Mayoral Series we will explore Prohibition in the United States, its effects on distillery and cocktail history as well as the role Michigan played in prohibition. Guests will make prohibition era cocktails in this class.