THE WORLD’S BEST GIN!

– THE FIFTY BEST COMPETITION, 2017

Introducing Long Road MICHIGIN, a spirit as unique as the peninsula that inspired its creation. This seasonal release was developed to showcase that world-class gin could be made using ingredients exclusively from our great state.

MICHIGIN’s base is Red Winter Wheat from a farmer we know by name and flavored with a unique line-up of Michigan botanicals.

As with all gins, juniper is the star of the show – but unlike others, MICHIGIN has a sense of place.

Harvested by hand on Beaver Island, the juniper used in MICHIGIN provides fresh, bright flavors and a taste you can only get from Michigan’s West Coast.

The remaining botanicals have been sourced from throughout the Mitten from small farms, fields, and friends, highlighting the abundant agricultural diversity of the Great Lakes State.

MICHIN Long Road Distillers
MICHIGIN Long Road Distillers

Process & Techniques:

  • Milled, Mashed, Fermented and Distilled 100% On-site
  • Made from Red Winter Wheat from Heffron Farms in Belding, MI
  • Features a six-botanical blend, each one distilled individually
  • Juniper hand-picked by Long Road team on Bever Island
  • Fennel and Lemon Verbena from Visser Farms in Zeeland, MI
  • Mint from Ham Family Farm in Allendale, MI
  • Galena Hops from the Michigan Hop Alliance in Northport, MI
  • Non-chill filtered and not treats with carbon or charcoal

Tasting Notes:

  • Aromas of fresh pine and juniper berries, transitioning into subtle citrus with sweet lemon and vanilla notes
  • Bright Juniper, cucumber, and cedar lead the way at first taste
  • Notes of citrus and mint offer a crisp finish

Accomplishments

MICHIGIN Long Road Distillers

FRENCH 75

Cocktail Recipe

Make it at home: French 75, featuring Long Road MICHIGIN!

Ingredients needed: Long Road MICHIGIN, lemon juice (fresh is best), simple syrup, sparkling wine, lemon peel to garnish.

Tools needed: Champagne flute (or other cocktail glass), jigger, shaker tins, Hawthorne strainer, fine strainer.

  1. Add 1.5 oz MICHIGIN to tin.
  2. Add .75 oz lemon juice to tin.
  3. Add .5 oz simple syrup to tin.
  4. Add ice and shake vigorously until frost begins to develop on outside of tins.
  5. Double strain into glass using Hawthorne strainer and fine strainer.
  6. Top with 3 oz sparkling wine.
  7. Garnish with lemon twist.
  8. Enjoy!

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We’ve been nominated as best distillery in the nation in FOUR different categories! We need your help!

You can vote once a day at the link in our profile. It only takes a few seconds, and every vote really does count. It’s a tight race this year!

If you’re in Grand Rapids tonight, swing by for Burgers and Boilermakers! A burger, endless fries, 9oz beer, and a shot all for only $15!
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Cheers to our great state!

Our summer menu is a nostalgic trip around our great state. The design of the menu highlights some great icons and elements that are uniquely Michigan, created by our friend @alexbrooke. She truly helped our vision come to life with her illustrations! Go check out her work and swing by our Grand Rapids location today to experience our summer menu before it’s gone!
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Tioga
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Reminder, our holiday hours are:

Grand Rapids
Friday & Saturday
Normal Hours 
CLOSED MONDAY

Grand Haven
Saturday 11a-11p
Sunday 11a-11p (kitchen closes at 10p)
Monday 11a-9p

Boyne City
Saturday 11a-9p
Sunday 11a-7p
Monday 11a-4p
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HOLIDAY HOURS:
Grand Rapids
Friday & Saturday
Normal Hours 
CLOSED MONDAY

Grand Haven
Saturday 11a-11p
Sunday 11a-11p (kitchen closes at 10p)
Monday 11a-9p

Boyne City
Saturday 11a-9p
Sunday 11a-7p
Monday 11a-4p
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Head to the link in our profile and vote for Long Road Distillers in these four categories:

Best Craft Brandy Distillery
Best Craft Gin Distillery
Best Craft Vodka Distillery
Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery

You can vote once a day from now until Monday September 23rd!
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