Grand Rapids Distillery in the Running for Best Booze in the Nation
We'll definitely cheers to this!
One Grand Rapids distillery is getting national recognition for having some of the best brandy and specialty spirits in the country. This distillery is no stranger to receiving high honors... but hey, a few more is always awesome!
Grand Rapids' Long Road Distillers is among the top 20 in two polls on spirits in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today.
Opening in Grand Rapids at 537 Leonard St. NW in May of 2015, Long Road Distillers has since expanded opening locations in Charlevoix and Grand Haven, and a tasting room, Less Traveled, in southeast Grand Rapids.
Long Road is in the running for Best Craft Brandy and Best Specialty Spirits Distillery in the country. In both categories, a panel of experts has chosen the top 20 and now it's up to a public vote.
Here's USA Today's praise for Long Road's Brandy,
Long Road Distillers makes a small-batch brandy from fresh local apples sourced from the Fruit Ridge of West Michigan. The brandy spends nearly a year in used whiskey barrels to allow the flavors to develop and mellow.
The last time USA Today and 10Best held this contest, back in 2021, Long Road Distillers came in at No. 8 - let's change that!
You can vote for Long Road Distiller's Craft Brandy once per day through May 15, 2023, noon ET here.
Here's what USA Today says about Long Road's Specialty Spirits,
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 Old Aquavit rests in used whisky barrels for over a year, lending it greater complexity with notes of dill and caraway.
In 2022, Long Road came in at No. 7 in this category.
Vote for Long Road's Specialty Spirits once per day through May 15, noon ET here.