Long Road Distillers

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 evaluated by an accomplished panel of judges.

In an industry crowded with international corporations and non-distiller producers, Long Road Distillers is setting a new standard for how spirits are produced—not only for Michigan, but also for the region as a whole. Each spirit in their growing lineup is sourced as locally as possible, milled from whole grain, and fermented on-site—never being treated with carbon or charcoal filtration techniques to maintain a smooth finish and full body.

“This is obviously an exciting achievement for us in our very first year,” commented Kyle Van Strien, Long Road Co-Founder. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the growing craft distilling movement in Michigan and around the country, and we’re humbled to receive this honor, particularly in a very challenging competition often dominated by much larger brands.”

Long Road Distillers was also awarded a bronze medal for Long Road Vodka, a classic spirit boasting surprising hints of vanilla, caramel, toffee, and biscuit. “Long Road is fortunate to have access to the rich agricultural resources of West Michigan which serve as the foundation of all of our spirits, said Jon O’Connor, Long Road’s other Co-Founder.” This medal and the individual award reinforce our commitment to crafting world-class spirits in an honest and transparent manner. We look forward to building upon this initial recognition in the years to come as we expand our spirit offerings.”

The New York International Spirits Competition was founded in 2010 and takes place annually in New York City. The panel consists of trade-only judges, comprised of retail buyers, restaurant and bar owners, beverage directors, distributors and importers. Together, they evaluate entries received from around the globe. The full results can be read at nyispiritscompetition.com.

About Long Road Distillers

Long Road Distillers was born from the belief that making world-class spirits means never taking shortcuts along the way. After becoming the first craft distillery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Long Road Distillers formed relationships with local farmers to bring that mission to Grand Rapids’ West Side neighborhood. Each spirit produced at Long Road Distillery is milled from locally sourced ingredients and fermented on-site. The result is an uncompromised lineup of spirits – including Vodka, Gin, and White Whisky – a handcrafted collection of cocktails, and a wide variety of food options.

Long Road Distillers

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4 to spend time with family and friends. Be sure to stop in any day this week to pick up a few bottles of LRD spirits to get you through the Holiday weekend.  Happy Fourth of July!

Long Road Distillers

Come get a sneak preview of one of our ArtPrize artists – The Diving Bell – an indie-folk band out of Chicago, as they visit to check out Long Road and play a stripped down show!

The Diving Bell is named after a proto-submarine that sailed near Panama in 1869 and was left to rust there. Behold the Bitter Monument, the Chicago band’s first EP tracks its journey of exploration, invention and discovery. The Diving Bell began performing in early 2014, and last year performed live on WGN Radio and at venues including Lincoln Hall and House of Blues. The Diving Bell consists of husband-and-wife duo Steve and Clare Hendershot, along with Kevin Jones, Charles Murphy, Graham Gilreath and producer Joshua Robinson. Steve Hendershot’s songs have been featured on the HBO TV show True Blood and earned a national songwriting award from the Independent Artists Company.

Join us for a cocktail and dinner and enjoy The Diving Bell Sunday, June 21 at 7 pm!

Long Road Distillers

We’re proud to announce the Wayfarer’s Guild!

Everyone is on a journey—the difference is how you take it. While most are worried about the destination, wayfarers take pride in how they get there.

If you’re a wayfarer, you’re one of us. And since you’re one of us, why not make it official? Join the Wayfarer’s Guild and enjoy all the perks of the road less traveled.

Guild Benefits for Year 1 Include:

  • Long Road branded, individually-numbered, wooden coaster to use while enjoying drinks at LRD (we believe in serving cocktails correctly, and a proper cocktail requires proper glassware)
  • Guild night at Long Road with 1/2 off select cocktails and 15% off food
  • $1 off cocktails any other day
  • Choice of custom Wayfarer’s Guild t-shirt OR Wayfarer’s Guild glass
  • Special Guild-only events with access to limited release spirits and special private tastings and tours
  • LRD sticker to prominently display on your guitar case, laptop, Trapper Keeper, or mode of transportation.
  • A special invitation to a sneak-peek soft opening event prior to the Grand Opening.

There are only a limited number of Guild Memberships available, so secure your place on the journey and your coaster number now.

Follow this link to join the Wayfarer’s Guild: http://goo.gl/SHVHvX

To address the most commonly asked question: we look forward to opening very soon, but a firm date has not been set. Equipment is finally arriving, over 2 months later than the manufacturer had promised. To ensure that you’re first through the door, prior to the public grand opening, join the Wayfarer’s Guild today!

Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Boyne City, THANK YOU! Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Boyne City, THANK YOU!
We had a great weekend getting your cocktail kits, and serving you all.
We're closed today at all three locations, but wanted to give you a refresher on our hours moving forward.

Stay cool out there and we'll see you all soon!

Grand Rapids Cocktail Kits & Bottles To Go
Thursday - Saturday 3p-7p

Grand Haven Patio Dining, Cocktail Kits & Takeout
Tuesday - Thursday 3p-9p
Friday & Saturday 12p-10p
Sunday 12p-6p

Boyne City Cocktail Kits & Bottles To Go
Thursday - Satuday 12p-6p
Sunday 12p-3p
What goes good with the 4th of July? You’re look What goes good with the 4th of July?
You’re looking at it!
Grab a cocktail kit and enjoy some drinks at home tomorrow with your sparklers 🎆🎇

4TH OF JULY OPEN HOURS:

Grand Rapids:
Open for carry out (order online!)
12-3p

Grand Haven:
Carry out or outside patio
12-10p

Boyne City:
12-6p
As restaurant owners and managers, we feel a sense As restaurant owners and managers, we feel a sense of responsibility for the health and well-being of our employees, our guests, and the community at large. A desire to provide hospitality—the simple act of caring for our guests—is why many of us joined this industry to begin with.

Alongside many other establishments in our industry, we are committed to upholding the guidelines set forth by the State of Michigan, local Health Departments, and the CDC. We view them not as infringements on our rights, but rather precautions we can all take to allow for our industry to re-open safely for our staff and our guests. In return, we ask for your commitment to carefully follow the guidelines posted in our establishments and communicated to you by our team members.

We invite you to read our pledge and to learn how you can best support each of us in our desire to stay safe for all.

Cheers! #mirestaurantpromise
LRD Gin & Tonic cocktail kits are ready for you! T LRD Gin & Tonic cocktail kits are ready for you!
This recipe is an easy one. Order your kit online and stay cool with our Gin & Tonic!
Grand Haven, we’ve just been overwhelmed with yo Grand Haven, we’ve just been overwhelmed with your love and support! It’s so good to be back, enjoying this beautiful summer weather with you all.

If you’re not in Grand Haven this weekend, swing by our Grand Rapids or Boyne City locations for cocktail kits & hand sanitizer pickup!

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer to go:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3p-7p

Grand Haven Dine In or Take Out:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Thursday - 3-9p
Friday-Saturday - 12-10p
Sunday - 12-6p

Boyne City Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer:
Friday - 3p-6p
Saturday - 12p-6p
Sunday - 12p-3p
Slushies are BACK in Grand Haven! And yes, they ar Slushies are BACK in Grand Haven! And yes, they are Daniel approved. You can't tell, but he's smiling under that mask!

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer to go:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3p-7p

Grand Haven Dine In or Take Out:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Thursday - 3-9p
Friday-Saturday - 12-10p
Sunday - 12-6p

Boyne City Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer:
Friday - 3p-6p
Saturday - 12p-6p
Sunday - 12p-3p
This is where the magic happens - well, at least p This is where the magic happens - well, at least part of the magic. If you've been around our Grand Rapids location, you've probably taken a peek into the distillery. It's only part of where the magic happens though. From the grain grown right here in Michigan, to the meticulous work our distillery team takes to develop each spirit, we're not taking any shortcuts.
We’re ready for you in Grand Haven! Our team is We’re ready for you in Grand Haven!
Our team is taking every step to ensure health and safety as we serve you all.

Come grab a table outside with us, enjoy the beautiful weather, and let’s have a drink or two together!

Grand Rapids and Boyne City are ready for your cocktail kit orders too!

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer to go:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3p-7p

Grand Haven Dine In or Take Out:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Thursday - 3-9p
Friday-Saturday - 12-10p
Sunday - 12-6p

Boyne City Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer:
Friday - 3p-6p
Saturday - 12p-6p
Sunday - 12p-3p
Grand Haven, we’re out here this weekend, and ou Grand Haven, we’re out here this weekend, and our outdoor seating area is ready for you!! Not headed to the lakeshore this weekend? Jump online and order a cocktail kit to go to pick up at any of our other locations.

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer to go:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3p-7p

Grand Haven Dine In or Take Out:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Thursday - 3-9p
Friday-Saturday - 12-10p
Sunday - 12-6p

Boyne City Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer:
Friday - 3p-6p
Saturday - 12p-6p
Sunday - 12p-3p
Missing the Falcon Punch? Grab a Polish Falcon Kit Missing the Falcon Punch?
Grab a Polish Falcon Kit (or two) and just make multiple batches!

And yes, it would be the perfect Father’s Day gift 😏

OPEN HOURS:
Grand Rapids Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer to go:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3p-7p

Grand Haven Dine In or Take Out:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Thursday - 3-9p
Friday-Saturday - 12-10p
Sunday - 12-6p

Boyne City Cocktail Kits & Hand Sanitizer:
Friday - 3p-6p
Saturday - 12p-6p
Sunday - 12p-3p
Dad called. He said he wants a cocktail kit for Fa Dad called. He said he wants a cocktail kit for Father’s Day. Skip the tie, and order online for pickup during open hours at any of our three locations!
From spirits to sanitizer, everything we make happ From spirits to sanitizer, everything we make happens right here in Grand Rapids. 
Our sanitizer follows all guidelines set by the FDA & WHO, and our spirits, well they speak for themselves 😏

Whether your grabbing cocktail kits and sanitizer to go, or dining with us in Grand Haven, you can rest easy knowing that we’re taking every step and precaution to bring you the best products and service possible. 
And if you didn’t know already, you can order online for pickup at any three of our locations. (Link in our profile)
TL;DR : Our Grand Haven location opens today at 4p TL;DR : Our Grand Haven location opens today at 4pm!

Last summer when we opened in Grand Haven, we never could have predicted what our first year here would hold.

Today, as we reopen at 4pm, things look a lot different than we planned for our second summer. That being said, we’re so grateful to be able to reopen, even if it’s a little different today!

Come enjoy our new outdoor seating, grab some dinner and a few drinks, and let’s cheers to our second summer here in Grand Haven!

Can’t wait to serve you all again!

Cheers.
GRAND HAVEN, we’re ready for you! Starting tomo GRAND HAVEN, we’re ready for you!

Starting tomorrow (6/12) at 4pm, we’ll be open to the public for both dine in and takeout orders! 
It’s been a long journey, and we’ve worked diligently to take all necessary safety precautions to keep you & our team safe. 
Come grab a drink and dinner with us, or order some food to go!

And yes, our sandwich lineup is 👌👌👌
We’ve been talking a lot about our cocktail kits We’ve been talking a lot about our cocktail kits, but did you know you can also grab individual bottles directly from us?

Whether you’re just running a little low on a favorite spirit, or just don’t need the other ingredients this time around, you can order bottles right online for pickup from any of our 3 locations! (Link in our bio!)
We're not saying we created our own Orange Liqueur We're not saying we created our own Orange Liqueur just to be able to make this LRD Cosmo, but it has been a nice perk 😏. If you haven't tried our newest member of our liqueur lineup, here's the perfect excuse to grab a bottle.
The Cosmo.
Did you know you can order Long Road Cocktail Kits Did you know you can order Long Road Cocktail Kits to go? Every kit comes with our own house recipes so that you can enjoy Long Road at home!
Sure, it’s not quite that same as serving you all drinks at the bar, but it’s pretty darn close.
Order online and pick up at any of our 3 locations!

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
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