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American Fifth Spirits is Lansing’s first distillery. Ever. We take pride in using local ingredients to make inventive, hand-crafted spirits of remarkable quality.


American Fifth Spirits started to come together in 2009. Unfortunately, during the Great Recession, none of the banks were willing to help. So, the idea laid dormant for a few years. Eventually, the economy improved and the craft spirits industry matured. In 2013, the idea was rekindled. Over the following months opening Lansing’s first distillery began to take shape. We found the perfect location in the Stadium District. We waited through the government shutdown of 2013. We maneuvered getting all the proper permits. Finally, after many months of renovation, we opened our Tasting Room and Distillery in April 2015, and haven’t looked back. Our extensive cocktail menu changes with the seasons! Every Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, we have all brand new cocktails to enjoy.