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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.

SOURCE: WZZM-TV 13 http://www.wzzm13.com/life/holidays/celebrate-valentines-day-with-long-road-distillers/517857429

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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!

SOURCE: WZZM TV 13 – http://www.wzzm13.com/mobile/article/features/five-local-gifts-for-the-guy-who-has-everything/499447536

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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

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) If you are looking to mix it up a little this Valentine’s day, why not turn to a mixologist for a little help? Long Road Distillers is perfecting the art of the craft cocktail with some special events for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Long Road Distillers prides itself by using local ingredients and making every drink by hand. They also offer classes to teach the art of making cocktails.

On Valentine’s Day weekend, you can find Long Road Distillers at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids on Saturday for Valent-ICE. They will also have some special cocktails at their Leonard Street location, along with live music on Saturday from local musician Alexander Lynch.

Long Road Distillers
537 Leonard St. NW
Grand Rapids

Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – midnight
Friday & Saturday, noon – midnight
Sunday, noon – 9 p.m.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — This week on the Beer Beat, we’re learning about hard alcohol at Long Road Distillery.

In the video above, Pat Evans of the Grand Rapids Business Journal and Grand Rapids Magazine takes us to the distillery to explain why that sector is becoming more popular.

Check out Pat’s writing in the Grand Rapids Business Journal and Grand Rapids Magazine.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Grand Rapids first every distillery, Long Road Distillers, visited in studio to mix up a few cocktails with unexpected combinations, like pink peppercorns and lemon! Longtime friends Kyle Van Strien and Jon O’Connor are self proclaimed “neighborhood boys” who love West Michigan and have done a lot of work in the community. They always wanted to start a business and decided it was time for Grand Rapids to have a distillery. What makes Long Road special? Everything they serve has been hand crafted by them for you! Fresh squeezed juice, small batch ginger beers, everything made by starting with the raw ingredient. All the grains they use for the liquors are sourced within 30 miles of Grand Rapids, it doesn’t get much more local than that!

Besides tasty liquors, Long Road has awesome food! Kyle and Jon explain that, “You’ll come for the drinks and stay for the food. But the food will keep you coming back!” The menu is small and concise, but filled with yummy and unique dishes with local ingredients. Everything from munchies like deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail to heavier plates like kielbasa and large salads. They whip up a few menu favorites for Rachael and show off a very cool gift idea. Their “bathtub gin kit” is a great cocktail box with a Prohibition theme. It includes a botanical kit to infuse the Long Road vodka, instructions, and everything you need to mix up your own Prohibition vodka. All proceeds go to the Grand Rapids Public Musesum. Find out everything about Long Road Distillers by clicking here!

Looking for New Year’s Eve plans? Celebrate the New Year in The Rickhouse at Long Road Distillers!

Cocktails, food, music and a one-of-a-kind ball drop are all included with your $25 ticket!

Join Long Road for :

  • A Sparkling Cocktail Toast at midnight
  • A Slider Bar with all the fixins
  • LRD Drunkin’ Truffle Dessert
  • Music to get you moving on the record player, spun by local talents Return of Sparkle Motion (Eric Schmieder, Jeff Finan, and Jason Richardson)
  • A VERY special, Long Road edition, ball drop from 3 stories up in the distillery atrium!

And, before you head upstairs at 10 p.m., join them downstairs for Shrimp Cocktails (4/$10) with a house Cocktail Sauce made with our horseradish infused vodka, and vynil tunes spun by Dan Climie and Benjamin Davey!

Full story here.

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Cocktail Week – Grand Rapids starts on November 11 and runs through November 22.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first ever Cocktail Week in Grand Rapids begins on Wednesday.

Experience GR said 29 area restaurants are participating in Cocktail Week GR and serving up signature Michigan-made cocktails.

Participating local restaurants will offer two Michigan cocktails and a shared-plate appetizer for $25 or less, as well as menu items paired with Michigan-distilled spirits.

Cocktail Week runs from Nov. 11-22.

Cocktail Week GR is similar to Restaurant Week, however it’s centered around the drinks. It also coincides with with the annual Wine, Beer and Food Festival at the DeVos Place Convention Center happening Nov. 19-22.

24 Hour News 8’s Tom HIllen spoke with the owner and the general manager of Long Road Distillery in Grand Rapids — one of the businesses participating in Cocktail Week.

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The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced a collaboration on Thursday with a local distillery for a new exhibit that explores Prohibition.

“American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition” opens on September 26.

Long Road Distillers, on the city’s west side, has created a “bathtub gin” kit to commemorate the exhibit. It includes everything you need to infuse your own gin at home, and comes with a special prohibition-labeled bottle.

You can pick up the kit at Long Road Distillers. Doors there opened June; it’s the first craft distillery in the history of the City of Grand Rapids.

– WZZM 13, September 3, 2015, Link to page here.

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