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Competition names Michigan Gin Distillery of the Year

May 30, 2019
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Long Road Distillers Michigin gin bottle
A bottle of Michigin gin. Courtesy Long Road Distillers

A Grand Rapids spirits maker continues to make a name for itself.

Long Road Distillers was named the Michigan Gin Distillery of the Year at the 10th-annual New York International Spirits Competition. 

Over 600 spirits from 29 countries were submitted and judged by a panel of “trade-only” judges at the event. The judges are restaurateurs, sommeliers, retail buyers, distributors and importers.

“We’re honored to claim this title,” said Jon O’Connor, co-owner and co-founder, Long Road Distillers. “We take a great deal of pride in crafting our portfolio of gins – it’s one of our favorite spirits to produce and share with others.”

The distillery offers several year-round and limited-release gins, including Long Road Dry Gin, Michigin, Barrel Reserve Gin, Patriot Gin and the limited Barrel Reserve Michigin.

Long Road's spirits are available for tasting and in cocktails and bottles at the main distillery at 537 Leonard St. NW, the Boyne City tasting room and over 1,100 retailers, bars and restaurants throughout Michigan. 

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