GR’s Long Road in the Running for Best Craft Distillery in U.S.
Long Road Distillers is up for not just one, but three national honors!
The Grand Rapids distillery is among the top 20 in three polls on spirits in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today.
Long Road is in the running for Best Craft Spirit Specialty Spirits Distillery in the U.S.:
Many of these distilleries work in small batches using locally-sourced ingredients. Many are family-owned. Many painstakingly distill their spirits using a blend of traditional and modern techniques. All take pride in crafting unique spirits worthy of sipping as well as mixing.
Here's USA Today's praise for Long Road Distillery, which opened at 537 Leonard St NW in 2015 and has expanded to include locations in Grand Haven and Boyne City.
Among the spirits made by the folks at Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids are two varieties of aquavit, a popular Scandinavian spirit. The Original Aquavit has a profile of herbs and spices, while the limited release Old Aquavit rests in used whiskey barrels for 12 months, lending it greater complexity with notes of dill and caraway. The Michigan distillery also makes limited release liqueurs in flavors like raspberry and cherry.
Long Road is also up for Best Craft Gin Distillery and and Best Craft Brandy Distillery.
In each category, a panel of experts nominated 20 of the best craft specialty spirits distilleries in the USA.
You can vote once per day at the links below until voting ends Monday, September 14 at noon ET.