Distillery

Grand River Distillery currently produces hand-crafted whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum. Embracing a grain to bottle mentality,each step of our spirit making process is handled with care.  Distiller John Burtka operates our American made, electrically heated copper column still, producing Jackson Michigan's first legal liquor.  Don't let our conservative approach fool you, this is some good ol' American hooch! Take home a fifth for yourself or as a gift, or settle down with one of our hand-crafted pre-prohibition inspired cocktails in-house.

HAND CRAFTED COCKTAILS

House Distilled Sprits - Fresh Ingredients

"We don't sling drinks, we craft cocktails."

  • Michigan Mule

    Grand river house made vodka, ginger, syrup, lime juice, ginger ale and lime wedge.

    Available in a 4 serving pitcher for 26.

    7.00
  • Manhattan

    Grand River house made whiskey, bitters, sweet vermouth and cherry garnish.

    8.00
  • Collins

    Grand river hosue made vodka (or gin),

    lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, cherry and lemon wedge.

    7.00
  • Martini

    Gin (or Vodka)

    GRB Orange bitters and Lemon Peel.

    Like it dirty?

    Just ask!

    8.00
  • Old Fashioned

    Grand river house made whiskey, raw sugar cube, GRB orange bitters, orange and cherry garnish.

    8.00
  • Daiquiri

    Grand river house made rum, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, and Cherry Garnish.

    Available in a 5 serving pitcher for $28.

    7.00
  • Ginger Smash

    Grand River house made gin, lemon, fresh apple, fresh ginger, dried cranberries.

    9.00
  • Rum-A-Rita

    Grand River house made rum, triple sec, lemon, lime, orange peel.

    Available in a 4 serving pitcher for $28.00.

    8.00
  • The Bee's Knees

    Grand River house made gin, honey, orange sage syrup, lemon, orange peel.

    8.00
  • Grand River Sour
    8.00
  • GR Short Island

    Grand River house made whiskey, vodka, gin, rum and tripel sec. Mixed with lemon, lime, simple syrup and a splash of coke.

    9.00
  • Grand River Cosmo

    Grand River house made vodka, cranberry wine, lime, triple sec, grenadine.

    8.00
  • The West Side

    House made lemon infused vodka, lemon, mint, orange bitters, and a splash of soda.

    8.00
  • Monkey Tail

    Monkey Mouth IPA, Grand River house made gin, simple syrup, ginger, lemon.

Grand River Vodka

A clean and crisp vodka distilled from 100% midwest corn for that smooth goodness. The perfect base for your prohibition era Cocktail or great just chilled straight up.
Spirits Style
Vodka
Proof
80
Base/Wash
100% Midwest Corn neutral spirits sourced at 193 proof
Bottle
750 ML bottles, cases
Techniques
A finish distillation done in-house in our American made column still. Spirits are proofed to 80 proof. Filtered through a particulate filter and an activated carbon filter prior to bottling.

    Grand River Rum

    Uniquely Michigan, this rum is fermented from local sugar beets. This amber rum is perfect for the modern cocktail.
    Spirits Style
    Amber Rum
    Proof
    80
    Base/Wash
    Michigan sugar beet sugar is fermented in house, then blended with high-proof Caribbean cane spirit prior bottling.
    Bottle
    750 ML bottles, cases
    Techniques
    Traditionally distilled to 140 proof. Filtered and bottled at 80 proof.

      Grand River Gin

      Grand River Gin is a modern, aromatic spirit twice distilled and infused with flavors from more than a dozen herbs and spices. Generous amounts of juniper-berries and our own cultivated lavender contribute a brilliant herbal body, with elegant  flavor before a clean finish.
      Spirits Style
      Gin
      Proof
      80
      Base/Wash
      Grain neutral gin base spirits sourced at 160 proof
      Bottle
      750 ML bottles, cases
      Techniques
      160 proof spirits infused with 12 botanicals; juniper berry, coriander, angelica root, orange zest, lemon zest, cinnamon, ginger root, orris root, cardamom, fennel, clove and lavender. Infused spirit distilled to 160 proof. Filtered through a particulate filter and bottled at 80 proof.

        Grand River Whiskey

        Triple distilled from corn, our bourbon whiskey is first aged in brand new Tennessee  oak barrels which lends oaky vanilla tones to sooth the pallet.
        Spirits Style
        Traditional bourbon whiskey finished in oak barrels.
        Proof
        80
        Base/Wash
        Neutral corn bourbon base sourced at 119 proof.
        Bottle
        750 ML bottles, cases.
        Techniques
        Triple distilled bourbon is finished in in new Tennessee white oak barrels with a heavy toast. Filtered through a particulate filter and bottled at 80 proof.