Michigan's first full line farm distillery opens
THOMPSONVILLE, Mi (WBPN/WGTU)-- The first grain to glass distillery has opened in Michigan.
Iron Fish distillery is the first soil to spirit distillery in the state. All of the materials used in their spirits, from the grain to the yeast, is grown and harvested on the farm. All of the "milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging and bottling" according to the company, is also done by hand.
7&4's Toi Creel was live Tuesday morning with company partners Richard and Sarah Anderson to talk about the distillery, the ceremonial ribbon cutting happening , and more.
In their tasting room, featured above, Iron Fish serves spirits and seasonal cocktails with fresh ingredients grown on their farm. They also sell barrel aged products like honey and maple syrup.
The distillery opened Labor Day weekend and will celebrate it's opening Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by the Manistee chamber of commerce.
Located on the Betsie River watershed, it also has an attaching homestead and barn for weddings and events. The family owned company offer tours upon request.
The company is named after the Steelhead fish that travel up the nearby river. To learn more about Iron Fish you can visit their website.