For more, check out the Long Road Distillers website.

December 21, 2018 by Charlie Tinker

It’s a long road from Grand Rapids to Boyne City.

And the Long Road Distillers are making spirits bright in their new location.

They joined the four crew in the Heritage House Kitchen on Friday to concoct some holiday-worthy libations.

Polish Falcon

2 oz Long Road Vodka
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3-4 oz Ginger Beer
Add vodka, lime and ice to cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into metal mug, garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Maple Wheat Toddy

1 1/2 oz Maple Wheat Whisky
1 oz Long Road Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 oz fresh lemon juice
3-4 oz of hot water
Add whisky, simple syrup and fresh lemon to mug. Top with hot water and stir. Garnish with lemon wheel.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Long Road Distillers is releasing a new batch of it’s straight bourbon on Monday.

It’s the second release for the bourbon, which has been aged in oak barrels for more than two years.

To celebrate, you can get half off any drink, including the bourbon, all day December 3 at Long Road.

Statewide distribution will start later in the week.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Long Road Distillers will release Batch No. 3 of their award-winning MICHIGIN® on Monday, November 12 when their doors open at 4 pm.

The gin was crafted from 100% Michigan ingredients, starting with water fresh from Lake Michigan, red winter wheat from Heffron Farms in Belding, and juniper harvested by hand on Beaver Island.

“The making of MICHIGIN® has become so much a part of who we are” says Jon O’Connor, co-owner and co-founder of Long Road. “The adventure of crafting this product from scratch is the epitome of what we’re all about at Long Road – creating products that are world-class and doing it the right way, all while using locally sourced ingredients.”

In 2017, MICHIGIN® was named the “Best Gin in the World” and awarded a Double Gold Medal at the Fifty Best Competition in New York City. Ever since, the Michigan-made spirit has been highly sought after and one of the distillery’s most popular products. Each batch is eagerly anticipated not only by visitors of the distillery, but by retailers and bars throughout Michigan.

On Monday, November 12, the distillery is hosting a MICHIGIN® Release Party to celebrate the new batch. From 4 pm to midnight, guests will be able to enjoy 50% off gin cocktails and have their first opportunity to purchase bottles of Long Road MICHIGIN® Batch No. 3 to take home.

By: eightWest staffPosted: Nov 05, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Cocktail week is almost here, we’re so excited to try what’s new we’ve invited our friends from Experience Grand Rapids and Long Road Distillers in to tell us more.

Cocktail Week GR 2018
Specialty Cocktails & Events around Grand Rapids
November 7-18

by Connor Hansen Tuesday, October 30th 2018

BOYNE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — A Grand Rapids based distillery is expanding to northern Michigan.

Long Road Distillers is in the process of opening its first tasting room in Boyne City.

Its other location is its headquarters on the west side of Grand Rapids.

It will share space inside the Outdoor Beerdsman in downtown Boyne City.

There, you’ll be able to taste samples and purchase bottle and merchandise.

“Boyne City just made sense to us,” said Kyle VanStrien, a co-owner of the distillery. “It’s a great four seasons community. It’s a beautiful location, and people have an appreciation for farm to table anything, whether that’s their food or their beverages. So, we wanted to be a part of the community. We want to become great neighbors and a good part of the business community as well.”

Long Road sources all its ingredients locally.

The distillery plans to have its new tasting room open by the end of this year.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Long Road Distillers is releasing a new Raspberry Liqueur with a special evening event at their location on Leonard Street in Grand Rapids.

The Valentine’s Day release event for the special liqueur starts at 4 p.m.

Long Road is also partnering with Mokaya to offer handcrafted chocolates to go with the new limited release spirit. You can get both a bottle of the Raspberry Liqueur and some chocolates to go!

You can check out the Facebook event by clicking here.


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We’ve got a list of 5 local Christmas gifts for the guy in your life who has everything.

1. MichiGin from Long Road Distillery
Long Road Distillery just re-released their new gin and the ingredients are 100% sourced in Michigan. This gin won “Best Gin in the World” over the summer at the Fifty Best competition in New York City and it sold out completely. But now it’s back, and just in time for the holidays!

2. Grilla Grill Wood Pellet Smoker
For the foodie or grill aficionado in your life, this is a gift that will knock their socks off. Located in Holland, MI, Grilla Grills has a line of three wood pellet smoker grills that are the best of the best. And, because you can only buy them directly, the prices are great too. The OG (Original Grilla) has a unique design that will stand out on any deck and the “set it and forget it” approach to smoking allows the cook more time to spend with friends and family this holiday season.

3. Madcap Coffee Subscription
For your coffee lover, look to local coffee favorite, Madcap. They are offering 4 different monthly subscriptions, delivering their aromatic blends right to your front door.

4. Brothers Leather Duffle
This locally owned premium leather company was started by a husband and wife team in 2014. They now have a brick and mortar storefront in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and a website offering leather goods that “don’t require you to take out a mortgage”. I love this duffle for weekend trips.

5. The gift of an Experience
If he truly does have EVERYTHING, then an experience is the way to go. Experiences abound in West Michigan, but there are a few on my short list: tickets to a jazz concert at St. Cecilia Music Center, a massage at Urban Massage, or a day trip to Caberfae for ski and snowboard fun!


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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Now that November is well underway, it’s the perfect time to introduce a new libation that can warm you up from the inside out. Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor from Long Road Distillers joined eightWest with some samples of their latest offerings. They will be releasing their new Long Road bourbon whiskey Tuesday, November 8, including a big release party from 4 p.m. until midnight. Come grab a seat at the bar to enjoy half off whiskey cocktails during the party. Check out the video to see more details about this tasty release party.

Single barrel releases will be put out in some retail locations throughout the state at Meijer, Art of the Table, the Side Bar, Rishi’s Intenational Beverage.

Original post on WOOD TV 8 Website here.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A new staple on Grand Rapids’ west side is Long Road Distillers. The distillery is celebrating its first anniversary with a celebration to thank the community for its support.

The Long Road Distillers First Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, May 21 from noon to midnight. There will be free tours of the distillery, live DJ and music, and the release of Long Road Distillers Single Barrel Wheat Whiskey. There is no cover, but you are encouraged to reserve your space with a free ticket.

There will be a live music show in the Rickhouse at 8 p.m. Tickets for that are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Long Road Distillers
537 Leonard Street NW
Grand Rapids

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