Congratulations go out to one of my favorite places to take people on the west side of GR for a drink.

Long Road Distillers was just named "Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the United States" in a USA TODAY reader poll, according to MLive.

Its part of the 10 Best awards USA Today does and Long Road landed at the top of the list of 20 nominees for the honor.  This is the 2nd year in a row the distillery was awarded the honor, and the owners told MLive,

"Unlike some competitions where judging takes place amongst a few individuals, this contest offers those that enjoy our spirits around the country an opportunity to show their support."

 

If you haven’t been in yet, I highly recommend… as do the readers of USA Today. My Favorite go-to cocktail, especially during the summer, is the A.B. Garden.  If you like vodka and some spice, (they use jalapenos in it), then I recommend Mea’s Ghost!

Long Road Distillers is located on Leonard St. NW, next door to The Mitten Brewing Co.