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Great Lakes Distillery

616 West Virginia Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 (Walker's Point)
414-431-8683
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Ranked #7 of 41 Activities in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Great Lakes Distillery is a small-batch distillery located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. We hand-craft award winning distilled spirits in limited quantities... more » Owner description: Great Lakes Distillery is a small-batch distillery located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. We hand-craft award winning distilled spirits in limited quantities using old world methods and traditions which we believe result in a superior product. We’re a bit of an anomaly in the spirits business - we actually make our own products! We’re a handful of people devoted to the craft of distilling and creating the best distilled spirits possible. As Wisconsin's first distillery since prohibition we are anxious to share our unique products and look forward to meeting people who appreciate high quality craft distilled spirits. Give us a try and see for yourself how unique these hand crafted spirits can be. We are pleased to be able to open our distillery to the public everyday for tours. During our approximately 1 hour tour, visitors will learn about our award winning products, how & why we make them and receive a flight of five products to try (complimentary soda is available for non-drinkers). « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The distillery tour is fun and informative. But remember this is a micro-distillery so you are essentially in one room for all of it. You learn a bit and try a bit - usually taste six different spirits. Good quality alcohol. It's fun! But one disappointing thing is you don't get to keep any souvenir (no glass or anything as... More

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Marquette, MI
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Lakes Distillery is a wonderful way to learn about the distilling process. They have first rate products and the tour is outstanding. Staff is friendly and they let you taste each product - - which is a lot to taste! They also have a bar and serve interesting drinks with their products. I love the area they are located... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Great Lakes Distillery Tour is great fun. We took the tour with some friends visiting from California and we had a great time. Our tour was at 3:00 on a Friday afternoon and there were about 40 people. The tour guide was very informative and energetic. He was truly fun to listen to. The tour includes a tasting of... More

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Grand rapids
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour was very nice and informative. The staff was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. At end of tour you're given various shots to taste. Unless you like to just down "shots" it was a bit much for me but others oin the tour did enjoy the various shots. So if you like liquor this would be... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This manufacturing tour and tasting venue in Milwaukee's iconic Walker's Point neighborhood is a clear winner. I have taken it several times now with different groups of visitors to the area and each time it just gets better and better. That's saying something these days when a lot of tourist venues never seem to blow the dust off their tired... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The only reason I went, was becaz of groupon, 2 for 1. Its nothing like the beer tours. One room tour, it was extremely hot, no air, and then they give you a few shots straight, no mixer, that was like drinking peroxide, I through it away, as most did. I was so glad when it was done!!Never again!!

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Coal Township, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Quick stop for a few drinks to try their spirits, and so glad we did. We did not have time for the tour, but so wished we did! The atmosphere is very clean and modern, but the vibe is laid back and relaxed. Our bartender was helpful and informative and friendly. Wished we could have stayed longer. Would definitely return... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The gin and vodka were excellent and the scotch wasn't bad. I love the $1 tasters. Didn't have time to do the tour. Only downside is that bottles of the liquor were expensive

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This tour was suggested to us by friends. It's a great deal-- an hour long tour/tasting for $7. The actual tour is about 30 minutes long and then you sample 6 different liquors. You are allowed to bring a drink along with you, so check out the bar before you start. I had a great cocktail that was basically a... More

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St. Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fun tour and good bar/patio area. We've done other distillery tours elsewhere and this place is similar in that all the distilling takes place in a small space. Amazing the quality and quantity of alcohol produced in this space - including green and red absinthes! Tour is reasonably priced at $7 which includes tasting 6 products. Nice change from yet... More

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