Wow, this is actually considered a top-shelf gin! I wouldn't have guessed this based on the name.
I’ve got to get my hands on a bottle of this in order to compare to my all-time fave.Wow, this is actually considered a top-shelf gin! I wouldn't have guessed this based on the name.
'Michigin' named 'Best Gin in the World,' awarded double-gold medal
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Long Road Distillers has achieved global acclaim at the "largest gin tasting event in the world," the Grand Rapids distillery announced on Wednesday, July 19.
The distillery was awarded a "Double Gold" medal for its 'Michigin" at "The Fifty Best Gins" tasting event in New York. Michigin also was named "Best Gin in the World" for the second straight year
The 90-proof spirit is the first gin to be made from 100% Michigan ingredients, starting with red winter wheat grown by Heffron Farms in Belding, MI and juniper hand-picked on Beaver Island, according to the company.
Other botanicals include lemon verbena and fennel from Visser Farms near Zeeland, lemon balm from Creation Farms near Beulah, and galena hops from the Michigan Hop Alliance in Northport.
"Michigin was long in the making," said Jon O'Connor, co-owner of Long Road Distillers in a news release.
"We had a plan for it even before we opened our doors, but it took us nearly two years to find all of the ingredients for our first batch. Once we discovered the quantity and quality of juniper on Beaver Island that we needed to serve as the primary botanical, we knew we were onto something special."
Long Road's Bartender's Blend Gin also was awarded a Double Gold Medal and Long Road's Dry Gin won a Gold Medal.
"Gin continues to be one of our favorite spirits to make and share with others, "said Kyle VanStrien, co-owner of Long Road Distillers.
"It's a category that gives distillers a lot of freedom to experiment and try new things. All three of our gins are distinct from what's in the market now, and from each other, and we're more committed than ever to innovate and explore new flavors in the future."
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I’ve got to get my hands on a bottle of this in order to compare to my all-time fave.
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