Distilling Industry News and Events

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Wise Men Distillery

With Fall fast approaching, many of you are going to be heading to corn mazes and apple orchards, sipping on apple cider and maybe enjoying a warm doughnut. But a stop you don’t want to miss when you’re driving through Kentwood or their soon to open location in Grand Rapids, is Wise Men Distillery. Their Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Bier Distillery

Located in Comstock Park on Michigan’s west side, the Bier Distillery is committed to focusing on distilling spirits as well as being one of the only distilleries in the area with a full lineup of beer and wine. Unlike most craft distilleries in the region who buy, process, and sell spirits made by other distilleries, Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Michigan Moonshine Distillery

In 2012 on the back deck one evening, two long time friends had a crazy idea… “what if we opened a distillery?” This small comment marked the beginning of Michigan Moonshine’s business. The owners’ love for spirits, as well as their beautiful state of Michigan, fueled their dream which has now become a reality. Being Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Gull Lake Distilling Company

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail outside? During these trying and uncertain times, it can be hard to find a location that allows you to forget the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and simply enjoy the outdoors accompanied by a delicious beverage. Look no further than Gull Lake Distilling Company in Galesburg, MI. This Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Detroit City Distillery

Found at the center of prohibition’s rich history, is Detroit City Distillery. What many do not know is that this distillery comes from a long history of eight childhood friends. This group always had an interest in brewery and distillery topics, which gave them the idea of opening a brewery. But when they realized how Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Round Barn Distillery

Located near Lake Michigan and a vast fruit belt, Round Barn Distillery is a hot spot for creating unique libations. Since 2001, Round Barn Distillery has been making spirits from grapes grown off of their 50-acre plot of land. In addition, they grow all types of fruits from grapes, apples, cherries, peaches, and plums. This Read More

September Declared Michigan Craft Spirits Month

The Michigan Craft Distillers Association (MCDA) is proud to declare September as “Michigan Craft Spirits Month” in honor of its passionate and dedicated member distilleries throughout the state and the world-class, award-winning craft spirits and cocktails that they produce. To celebrate, the association and its members are hosting a Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, September Read More

Michigan Distillery Tour Planned for November

(MICHIGAN)—Michigan is home to dozens of craft distilleries and this November, Corporate Travel Service out of Northville is offering a weekend excursion around the state to visit some of these unique destinations. “The Michigan Distillery Experience,” presented in partnership with the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, Michigan Craft Distillers Association and Michigrain Distillery, will be offered Read More

Craft distilleries face ‘dire’ consequences as pandemic obliterates on-premise sales

MiBiz Article (May 3, 2020) – Michigan distilleries that switched to hand sanitizer production are keeping the lights on, but they face a tough road ahead with on-premise sales at bars and restaurants at a standstill for the foreseeable future. READ MORE HERE: https://mibiz.com/sections/food-agribusiness/craft-distilleries-face-dire-consequences-as-pandemic-obliterates-on-premise-sales?fbclid=IwAR2Ks5FPXW1IgN7_e1GDT2jmjIFFVYf48wKkYNSF9wWJlrZYEdJH_6zRaNo

Michigan Distilleries Bring Home Medals from American Distilling Institute Annual Spirits Competition

Nine members of the Michigan Craft Distillers Association (MCDA) recently brought home a collective 38 medals from the American Distilling Institute’s annual Judging of Craft Spirits competition. BEST OF CATEGORY Corsets, Whips, and Whiskey (White Whiskey) – Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks Original Orange Liqueur (Citrus Liquor) – Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids Rum Punch (Ready Read More