Wise Men Distillery of Kentwood opened a new tasting room in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, at 146 Monroe Center NW in the McKay Tower. The 700-square-foot tasting room features Wise Men Distillery’s award-winning spirits and its line of seltzers.
The story of spirit-makers in this state is directly tied to its legislative history. When European settlers arrived in the new land, they brought with them a taste for alcohol, and the know-how to produce it. They also learned quickly that the native people they encountered were unfamiliar with those products and their effects. It didn't take
This scrumptious cocktail was created by Cole Levy at Detroit City Distillery, which is nestled in a quaint pocket of Detroit's famous Eastern Market. Coles says, "The drink was inspired by breakfast: what is a great, brunchy cocktail that isn't a bloody mary, mimosa, screwdriver, etc? It warms your soul without being overly sweet! The smell from
With the craft cocktail scene on the rise, and increasingly abundant opportunities to visit distilleries in Michigan, it may help to bone up on some common terms before heading out to enjoy local spirits. Terms to use with a bartender when ordering spirits… Aperitifs – Drinks served before a meal that are meant to stimulate the appetite.