September Named “Michigan Craft Spirits Month”

The Michigan Craft Distillers Association (MCDA) is proud to announce September has once again been proclaimed “Michigan Craft Spirits Month” by Governor Whitmer. Michigan currently ranks #7 in the national for the number of licensed craft distilleries (with nearly 90) as noted by the annual “Craft Spirits Data Project” released by the American Craft Spirits Read More

Michigan Distilleries Bring Home Awards from American Craft Spirits Association Annual Competition

Four members of the Michigan Craft Distillers Association (MCDA) – Detroit City Distillery, Iron Fish Distillery, Long Road Distillers and Wonderland Distilling – brought home a collective 15 medals from the Annual Judging of Craft Spirits at the American Craft Spirits Association (ASCA) held in Charleston, SC in April. More than 30 expert judges evaluated Read More

Member Spotlight: Kalamazoo Stillhouse

“Honest spirits, Local people”. In the 2000’s husband and wife learned to distill from the husband’s father, who was a distiller and wine proprietor from Washingtom. Both born and raised in Kalamazoo, the husband and wife duo wanted to do something locally that they could call their own and give back to the community. Noticing Read More

Member Spotlight: Eastern Kille Distillery

In August, Eastern Kille Distillery began running socially distanced cocktail classes. To help boost the spirits of the community, bartenders and spirit leaders have led the classes teaching the participants how to create their own cocktails. And yes, they were able to drink the final products. The past few classes have been summer inspired cocktail Read More

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

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