Lugnuts announce new team-branded vodka

The Lansing Lugnuts and American Fifth Spirits announced Friday the creation of a team-branded spirit called LÜG Vodka.

“The Lugnuts have been at the forefront of innovation since our inception in 1996, and through LÜG we saw the perfect opportunity to combine the Lugnuts brand with a terrific local partner,” Lugnuts general manager Tyler Parsons said in a press release. “The spirit and distilling scene is rapidly growing, especially here in Lansing, and we’re excited to be a part of that movement.”

American Fifth Spirits owner Rick Wyble said the Lansing distillery is excited to work with the Lugnuts on this concept. “By being at the forefront of supporting the production of locally-made spirits, the club is not only partnering with a Stadium District neighbor, but also all the Michigan farmers that we use to source our local ingredients.”

LÜG is corn-based and gluten-free, and will be available during Lugnuts games at both Cooley Law School Stadium and nearby American Fifth Spirits. The Lugnuts also plan to offer LÜG-inspired specialty cocktails at their ballpark this season.

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