I've had an idea tumbling around in my head for a while and I've decided to throw out into the aether in hopes that someone snatches it up. It is Michigan's birthday after all. OK so here's the idea:
Pure Michigan Rum
Now, I'm not talking about the Pure Michigan advertising campaign. I'm talking about rum made from purely from Michigan ingredients: sugar beet molasses, the finest fresh water in the world, and yeast. Now I know New Holland makes rum, but it's made from sugarcane molasses. Michigan doesn't produce sugarcane, but we do grow sugar beets. In fact, Michigan is the fourth largest produce of sugar beets in the US. Think about it: locally distilled rum made from local ingredients. Could someone please start working on this?