U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) will tour Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 and highlight bipartisan legislation he introduced to cut the excise tax for small craft distilleries, helping them to start and grow their businesses.

Peters will be joined by Jon O’Connor and Kyle Van Strien, Co-Owners of Long Road Distillers.

In May, Peters introduced the Distillery Excise Tax Reform Act, legislation that would support small distilleries by reducing the federal excise tax rate on distilled spirits from $13.50 to $2.70 per proof gallon on the first 100,000 gallons produced per year. Michigan has the third highest number of craft distilleries in the country, with nearly 40 across the state, many of which opened in recent years.


  • WHO: U.S. Senator Gary Peters; Jon O’Connor, co-owner Long Road Distillers; Kyle Van Strien, co-wwner Long Road Distillers
  •  WHAT: Peters to Tour Long Road Distillers in Grand Rapids
  •  WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14
  •  WHERE: 537 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504