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Address: 781 Industrial Circle, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: 231-947-8635
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11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Grand Traverse Distillery uses 100% locally grown corn, wheat and rye to...
Grand Traverse Distillery uses 100% locally grown corn, wheat and rye to distill its spirits. We offer True North Vodka (rye based), a Wheat Vodka, Cherry Flavored Vodka and a Chocolate Infused Vodka. As for whiskey we have Ole George, a 100% Straight Rye Whiskey,a second Straight Rye Whiskey, Bourbon, 100% Corn Whiskey, a unique Cherry Whiskey and our 125 Proof Michigan Whiskey that is sold with mini barrels so a customer can come in and we will custom blend their whiskey at 125 proof then they age the whiskey at home in their barrel. These products are available for sale in the distillery retail rooms. We have two in Traverse City. The first is at our distillery and the second is in a shared tasting room with Black Star Farms in the Grand Traverse Commons. We also have a seasonal tasting room in Leland and a new tasting room located in the River Place Shops in Frankenmuth Our vodka products are found in over 1200 retail accounts in Michigan. We are also available in the Chicago area, Colorado. Our distillery retail room is open Monday through Saturday 11-a.m. to 5:30-p.m. a.nd Sunday from noon to 4-p.m.. On Thursdays through Saturdays from 11-a.m to 5-p.m. we give tours through the distillery. Come in and visit us for a sample of our award winning spirits.
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A MUST TASTE - THE BEST!!!!

This was our favorite stop! We paid $10 for a tour of the distillery and 5 or so tastings. The guy doing the tour was very informative. He helped with the tastings as well, going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite stop! We paid $10 for a tour of the distillery and 5 or so tastings. The guy doing the tour was very informative. He helped with the tastings as well, going above and beyond with personal service. Everyone was so friendly. It is a bit expensive to purchase spirits because it is a high end distillery,... More 

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Thank you Lisa for taking the time to review your visit and the kind review. We passed your review onto the two people working that day and thank them for their great customer service We truly enjoy showing customers are Distillery and how we make our spirits. Farm to bottle production is very important to us and tours allow us... More 

Holt, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stopped into the tasting room in downtown Traverse City. Nice shop and workers were great. Whiskey was nice, but expensive. Will be interesting to see what the future hold.

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torchlake99, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Hi Mike Thanks for visiting our Front Street location and trying our whiskey. At GTD we produce from locally grown grain all of our whiskey. Many "distilleries" purchase whiskey from one of the large companies then bottle and but a label on their products. This is much less expensive but craft is about going from farm to bottle and does... More 

Lansing
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I wasn't sure if we walked into a distillery or a high-end clothing retailer. It is nice inside and the bartender made us feel right at home. Are we the only ones who sample whiskey at 10 am? Okay, it was 11am, after the spring time-change. But still, we had the place to ourselves. Brought back some Cherry Whiskey, fun... More 

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torchlake99, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for taking time to post and visiting our tasting room in downtown Traverse City. The tasting room is larger than what we needed but the location was great. We have added more non alcohol items to take up some room and so when you first enter the tasting room you see clothing and such with our logo on... More 

Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

first off they have won awards all over the world.they take you on a quick tour while learning about how their products are made and how long it takes them to age in the drums nice tour

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for taking time to post and for coming is for a visit. We enjoy showing customers our spirits and how they are made. New spirits on the way so stop in again when your in our area. Cheers Kent More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stopped by this afternoon hoping for a tour and a tasting. We were disappointed on both counts. Very small facility and the young lady there couldn't even welcome us. We wondered around for 5 minutes or so and left disappointed. I have tried their bourbon before, and liked it, but this sadly wasn't worth the stop.

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

I would like to apologize to you for your recent visit to our distillery. It is our goal to provide visitors a great experience when they take time to come and see us. We have taken this experience of yours to remind our staff how important it is to say Hello and welcome customers when they come in and offer... More 

Oskaloosa, IA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stopped by while in Traverse City. I am not an alcohol fan, but my husband enjoys finding new drinks to try when we go on vacation. He sampled several of their selections and ended up going home with some cherry whisky. He thought their products were very good!

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to stop in and taste our spirits and for the kind review. We love when customers like you come in that are newer to spirits but are willing to try some new things. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Cherry Flavored Whiskey! Cheers and come visit us again! Kent More 

Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We did the tour and tasting. Kyle was friendly and knowledgeable. This was the husband's choose but he loved the tour and the product. We walked away with a lot of purchases!

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review your stop and coming in for a tour. I hope you enjoy your purchases at home and I will copy your kind comments to Kyle! We do get a large number of couples that come in where one or the other has a stronger interest in spirits. Thanks for coming in with him! See... More 

Detroit
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We attended the tour and tasting. Enjoyed the vodka variety, especially the cherry vodka that was mixed with the lemonade.

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review! We love the summer drink you mentioned,our cherry vodka and a tart lemonade. Nothing like it on a hot day. Glad you also enjoyed the tour, we love to show off the distillery to customers. Grain to bottle is what we do here at GTD Cheers Kent More 

Weatherford, Oklahoma
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171 reviews 171 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

On a trip to Northern Michigan, I stopped at two locations of the distillery. They have a small store in Leland, and the distillery in Traverse City. Both offer a wee taste of their products. They distill a great rye, and several vodkas, along with a gin. There are the available souvenirs along with the whiskys and clear spirits. A... More 

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks from coming in to visit and stopping in two of our tasting room! Glad to hear you enjoyed our vodkas and gin. We are proud to use locally grown rye, wheat and corn to mash and distill them. Come back soon and I am sure we will new spirits for you to try. Cheers Kent More 

Elkhart, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This has been a highlight of our visit to Traverse City. The whiskey is top notch, the tour was very enlightening, and the staff was super friendly.

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torchlake99, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in at the distillery and the very kind words about the tour and our whiskey! We enjoy showing customers how we make our whiskey, grain to bottle and all here at GTD. Come back soon because we have two new whiskey products that will be offered soon. A bottled in bond cask strength whiskey will be the... More 

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