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Distillery releasing new batch of all-Michigan gin

November 12, 2018
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Long Road Distillers Michigin gin bottle
A bottle of Michigin gin. Courtesy Long Road Distillers

A local distillery is hosting a party for the limited releasee of an award-winning spirit.

Long Road Distillers will release batch No. 3 of its Michigin at the distillery in Grand Rapids, at 537 Leonard St. NW, on Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. until midnight.

The release party will feature 50 percent off gin cocktails, and guests will have their first opportunity to purchase bottles of Michigin.

"The making of Michigin has become so much a part of who we are," said Jon O'Connor, co-founder and co-owner, Long Road Distillers. "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."

Long Road has added white pine to distinguish batch No. 3 from previous releases.

The base spirit was first distilled from red winter wheat from Heffron Farms in Belding. It was then re-distilled with a variety of Michigan botanicals, including Beaver Island juniper, lemon verbena, mint and fennel from Visser Farms in Zeeland and Galena hops from the Michigan Hop Alliance in Northport. 

The limited-release batch No. 3 of Michigin will be available at retailers, bars and restaurants statewide through Imperial Beverage Company.

Michigin was named Best Gin in the World and awarded a double gold medal at the 2017 Fifty Best Competition in New York.

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