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Savor the Flavors of West Michigan's Distilleries

Written by  Kyle Hauch and Colleen Schonfield
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Artesian Distillers
955 Ken O Sha Industrial Park Dr., Grand Rapids
artesiandistillers.com, (616) 252-1700

This distillery manufactures vodka, rum, gin, bourbon and a large variety of specialty drinks in more than 6,000 square feet. Its private label division can also help you create your own unique brand, including custom bottles and labels.

 

Black Star Farms
0844 East Revold Rd., Suttons Bay
blackstarfarms.com, (231) 944-1270

Black Star Farms features two wineries, a tasting room, a distillery, an inn and an equestrian facility. The distillery creates fruit-based brandies made from locally grown cherries, apricot, pears, plums, raspberries and grapes. Black Star also makes a barrel-aged apple brandy that is aged three to five years.

 

Cellar Brewing Company
500 East Division St., Sparta
cellarbrewingco.com, (616) 883-0777

A microbrewery, winery and distillery rolled into one, Cellar has 16 taps and a full bar that features spirits that are processed within their on-site distillery.

 

Coppercraft Distillery
184 120th Ave., Holland
coppercraftdistillery.com

Creating private-label rum and vodka since 2012, Coppercraft uses locally grown ingredients in its distilling process.

 

Grand Traverse Distillery
781 Industrial Cir #5, Traverse City
grandtraversedistillery.com, (231) 947-8635
 

Grand Traverse Distillery is Michigan’s largest micro-distillery. The northern gem has won numerous awards, including gold at the 2007 Beverage Tasting Institute, gold at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the International Review of Spirits Reward for True North Vodka.

 

Journeyman Distillery
109 Generation Dr., Three Oaks
journeymandistillery.com, (269) 820-2050

Journeyman Distillery is an organic spirits distillery located inside the EK Warren Historic Featherbone Factory. Walk through the historic building and watch the distillation process happen firsthand. The Journeyman specializes in whiskey, but also offers vodka, gin and rum.

 

New Holland Brewing Company
66 E 8th S.t, Holland
newhollandbrew.com, (616) 355-6422

New Holland Brewing Company uses a Prohibition-era still that helps pump extra flavor into the barrel or bottle until it reaches your glass. The result is a variety of unique whiskeys, rums and gins.

 

Round Barn Distillery
10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
roundbarnwinery.com, (269) 326-7059
 

Round Barn features a distillery, winery and brewery. Sample the DiVine Bourbon, Rum and Vodka collection or one of their many sweet fruit brandies made without artificial flavoring or chemicals.

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