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

Instagram post 2113476089585192887_1930914612 We strive to be intentional in every step of the process, even down to the straw. These straws from @haystraws are some of the best alternatives to plastic straws, and part of our efforts to leave a smaller footprint. #haystraws #lessplastic
Instagram post 2112836231539809469_1930914612 As Saturday comes to an end, we wanted to fill your evening feed with some inspiration for your Sunday morning. Come grab some brunch at our Grand Rapids location! We’ll be open at 10am tomorrow!
Instagram post 2111311224028438398_1930914612 1st Place - Best Craft Cocktails
1st Place - Best Distillery
1st Place - Best Bourbon 
1st Place - Best Gin (MICHIGIN)
1st Place - Best Vodka
3rd Place - Best Gin

It’s an honor to be recognized, and we’re just grateful for everyone who plays a part behind the scenes to make this happen.
Instagram post 2110385027643753426_1930914612 We sourced our juniper from Beaver Island here in Michigan to make our award winning MICHIGIN. You'll find beautifully balanced botanical tasting notes that are truly unique to Michigan's West Coast! It’s available in all three of our locations today!
Instagram post 2109877697516893429_1930914612 Sourcing is something we take seriously. We believe in finding the best ingredients in order to serve the best end product, like these walnuts for our next batch of Nocino!
Instagram post 2109031952169546188_1930914612 Today only - $2 off all “The Bay” & all MICHIGIN Cocktails! We’re continuing our journey through our Michigan themed menu with King’s Highway! MICHIGIN, mint, fenugreek, citrus, juniper, aromatic bitters, house carbonated draft 👌👌👌- Grand Rapids only!
Instagram post 2107719144244964859_1930914612 Hints of vanilla toffee & sweet corn make this unique whisky something you’ve got to try! #cornwhisky #longroaddistillery
Instagram post 2106674382872154705_1930914612 Grand Rapids Weekend Specials!
CREOLE GUMBO - Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, chicken, okra, charred tomato, served with rice and cornbread crumble
Rum, rhubarb, lemon, basil, mint

Available all weekend!
Instagram post 2106000185313454849_1930914612 It’s Thursday Grand Rapids!
Burgers and Boilermakers Night is BACK!
Endless Fries
9OZ LRD Lager
Choice Shot
All for just $15! *Grand Rapids location only!*
Instagram post 2105466015860369132_1930914612 Wayfarer’s Guild members get 1/2 off cocktails & 25% off food on Guild Nights! (Tuesday in Grand Haven // Wednesday in Grand Rapids) Not a member yet? Sign ups are live now for our 2019-2020 season! (Link in profile for details)
Instagram post 2104757882598811499_1930914612 In true collaborative spirit, we partnered with our friends at @madcapcoffee to create a unique twist on a classic bitter sweet liqueur. Try it in a cocktail, or sip it on its own to experience the full bitter complexity and balance of tropical sweetness, rich coffee and snappy citrus.
Instagram post 2103964231824223729_1930914612 **MONDAY SPECIAL** - $2 off all “The Motor City” cocktails // $2 off all Michigin cocktails! Inspired by a Michigan staple,  The Blind Pig Punch pays homage to the great Motor City. During the prohibition, @strohs_beer shifted its focus to creating ice cream, and out of this shift, Superman Ice Cream was born. With our Cherry, Blueberry, and Raspberry Liquers, sweetened with a house made @faygo Cream Soda simple syrup, it’s the perfect way to enjoy an August Monday. And yes - it really is topped with Superman Ice Cream. 👌
Instagram post 2102538985388666319_1930914612 Our intentionality doesn’t stop with the way we create our spirits. We work hard to develop unique dishes that allow the ingredients to truly shine.
Instagram post 2101721427970417860_1930914612 We’re endlessly grateful for everyone who has been part of making @coastgdfestival a success so far! Heading to Grand Haven for the final weekend of Coast Guard? Come see our new space and grab a drink with us. #coastguardfest #grandhaven
Instagram post 2101052015567391110_1930914612 Brooklynite. Rum. Lime Juice. Honey Simple. Bitters. Part of our specials this weekend, starting today!
Instagram post 2100553012861888914_1930914612 Filling your dreams with this weekend’s food special. 
Carpaccio: Shaved Chuck Tender w/ lemon, salt, and fresh black pepper kohrabi & radish slaw, housemade citrus aioli & pickled ginger.

Weekend special starts tomorrow!
Instagram post 2099427494460521142_1930914612 Have you tried our newest addition to the Long Road lineup? Our very own rum is available now!

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