GR’s Wise Men Distillery in the Running for Best New Distillery in U.S.
UPDATE: Wise Men voted among the Top Ten Best Craft new Distilleries in the U.S.
Another Grand Rapids Distillery is getting national recognition! GR's Long Road Distillery is up for a few honors in USA Today's polls on spirits, and so is Wise Men Distillery!
A panel of experts chose the top twenty craft distilleries that have opened within the last three years across the country. Now it's up to us to vote!
Here's USA Today's praise for Wise Men Distillery:
The distillers behind Wise Men Distillery take pure ingredients and custom-distill them into fine spirits. The lineup already includes gin, rum, vodka and a limited edition maple syrup moonshine, and a bourbon is aging in the barrel room for future bottling.
Wise Men Distillery opened at 4717 Broadmoor Ave. SE in May of 2019.
Earlier this year, Wise Men Distillery nabbed a "best in class" for their Wise Men Vodka at the 2020 Craft Distillers competition. In 2019, Wise Men was was named "Michigan Rum Distillery of the Year" by the New York International Spirits Competition.
In addition to rum, vodka, gin, white whiskey, and spiced run, Wise Men also makes an Apple Pie Moonshine.
During the pandemic, Wise Men has also been making hand sanitizer, much of which they've been donating to first responders and other front line workers.
You can vote for Wise Men Distillery in USA Today's Poll once per day through Monday, September 14 at noon ET.