Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers will release Batch #2 of their highly acclaimed Straight Bourbon Whisky on Monday, December 3, at the distillery on Grand Rapids’ West Side. Statewide distribution of the Bourbon will follow later in the week.
To celebrate the re-release of their popular whisky, the distillery will be offering half-off tastes, pours and cocktails of the Straight Bourbon, as well as the first opportunity for guests to purchase a bottle to bring home. Specials will be available until close at 12 midnight.
Straight whisky, by definition, must be aged at least two years in a new American Oak barrel that has been charred on the inside. Considering Long Road is only a few years old and insists on producing all their spirits from scratch, in house, rather than sourcing product from elsewhere, this Straight Bourbon Whisky was one of the earliest products distilled at the Grand Rapids distillery. The whisky’s mash bill consists of corn and wheat from Heffron Farms in Belding, Michigan and malted barley grown along the lakeshore and malted by two local companies.
“Good whisky takes time,” said Jon O’Connor, co-owner and co-founder of Long Road Distillers. “We’ve patiently waited to release our second batch of Straight Bourbon and have carefully selected barrels from two different mash bills to blend together for a whisky we’re proud to call our own. It’s a true reflection of the incredible agriculture we can draw from in West Michigan, and the talents of our team here at Long Road.”
Long Road Straight Bourbon has been aged in new American Oak barrels for over two years. It will be bottled at 93 proof, or 46.5% alcohol by volume.
Follow along and stay up to date on release details at www.LongRoadDistillers.com or through the distillery’s Facebook page @longroaddistillersgr.