Member Spotlight: Red Cedar Spirits

Not all distillers hit the ground running in the distilling business. Sometimes it takes a change of heart—of journey—to lead a person here. This explains the start of Red Cedar Spirits. The brand was initiated in 2012 with the combined yet varied backgrounds of three individuals: Kris Berglund, Dianne Holman and Mike Beck. The experiences Read More

Member Spotlight: Michigrain Distillery

“When your passion for distilling runs this deep, you want to share it with everyone.” Established in 2016, this is the ideal that Michigrain Distillery operates under every day. Unlike other distilleries, Michigrain not only sells spirits at their own location, but distributes their products to craft distillers of all sizes. They are a “distiller’s Read More

Member Spotlight: Ethanolo¿y Distillation

Ethanolo¿y, a name created by the combination of two words, defines a family-owned distillery in Elk Rapids, Michigan. According to the distillery, Ethanolo¿y is defined as: “[ˈeth-ä-nȯl-ä-jē\] (noun): The Science & Art of Distillation.™” (Ethanolo¿y, 2020). Broken down, the name begins with ethanol, which is the “systematic chemical name for ethyl alcohol” (Ethanolo¿y, 2020), and Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Iron Fish Distillery

Thinking Green, Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville (southwest of Traverse City) has created a “Sustainability Pledge” to their customers, partners, and community members. Pledging to stay sustainable has helped guide this business in their day to day decisions when managing their 120 acre farm and distillery! Iron Fish Distillery has been working to reduce the use Read More

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: 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

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 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