Here’s the skinny on Flat Lander’s.
Our name comes from the term associated with poking fun at folks that don’t live in the hills. Our Northern Michigan kin commonly refer to those ‘down state’ as FlatLanders.
It is also the way that those in the Ozarks, North Carolinians, West Virginians, Arkansans, Tennetuckians refer to those not living in the hills. And then we call them Hillbillies.
Therein the fuedin’ begins.
We‘ve taken the backwoods knowledge of distillin’ and moonshinin’ and refined them as art form. What happened along the way was this nice little niche we found. We call it-the Barstillery ™. Think- custom distilled and premium, certified organic crafted products off site, under careful management and then shipped to us for mixing and enjoying – or drinkin’ neat.
While searching for the right company to handle our custom distillations, we realized that keeping it local; Michigan’s amazing fresh water source, plentiful certified organic grains, fruits and fine craftsmanship in the microbrew/distilling business would yield great premium products.
Heck, we’ve developed one of the areas only moonshine drinks; Flat Lander’s AppleShine, a blend of our own White Whisky, Michigan Apple cider, & some shaved cinnamon, house bitters & a few other secret ingredients.
Keeping with the local and even hyper-local spirit, we’ve added some great micro brews and hard ciders from our neighbors to enhance your experience.
We have worked to blend a cool, hillbilly chic menu to compliment the concoctions we offer.
And if that weren‘t enough, we have built and coined our entertainment offering as: ‘The Bird Cage Stage’- World‘s Smallest Venue. And from time to time, we’ll fill the cage for you with some homespun, bluesy, countrified, jazzy, folksy music acts.
To fully round out your experience here at Flats, we set root in this raw, rustic old sawmill building. With almost a century removed, charred old growth hardwood interior, we’ve kept as much as possible original, producing a unique space that appears as it did decades ago, only a little more refined.
Thanks for grabbin’ a seat, pullin’ up a chair, and sippin’ on some ‘shine.
Kick back and enjoy yourself.