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Great Lakes Distillery

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Address: 616 West Virginia Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone Number: 414-431-8683
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Great Lakes Distillery is a small-batch distillery located in Milwaukee...

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).

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Very interesting tour

Our guide was very knowledgable , and I thought the spirits were divine. The samples and background info where intriguing. A nice experience . I can't wait for the anniversary... read more

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide was very knowledgable , and I thought the spirits were divine. The samples and background info where intriguing. A nice experience . I can't wait for the anniversary products.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiance and I took a friend from out of state to the Distillery for the tour and it was fantastic! The guide definitely knew his facts and was somewhat funny too! Although I wasn't a fan of the spirits (I'm more of a mixers girl) it was an experience I would do again. Oh and a side note they... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the distillery tour, the guides were enthusiastic, informative and very funny! And you can start with a cocktail in the bar (available to people who aren't touring as well) before moving on to a tasting. I've rarely had straight unmixed alcohol so the tastings were very educational, as well as fun. It's an interesting departure from the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bad business practice. No refunds on pre-purchased tickets. We bought our tickets ahead of time and were unable to make it. I tried canceling 12 hours in advance and there are no refunds. We will not try to go again.

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Sunnyside, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Andy and Jules were fantastic. The tour (short, but its a small distillery!) was great, especially for a first timer like me. The tasting was more than I had expected, and the selection was fantastic. For $10, you're getting an unbeatable value. Go for it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small distillery offering tours and tastings. Friendly staff gives good tours and the history of distilling in America and how this came to be the only distillery in Wisconsin making a variety of spirits.

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Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour. Very informative and fun! Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to family and friends to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the rave reviews we took the tour last month and thought it was very informative. Interesting how much they produce in such a small area with such a small staff. It makes you appreciate all they do. As for the tasting - the alcohol is much stronger than I usually like, and our tour guide was very generous... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly & welcoming staff that will take the time to answer your questions. We enjoyed all of the samples and the comfortable environment.

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Douglas, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth taking a little time to plan and managing to make a tour of the "oldest" distillery in WI. They have great products and with the tour you get to taste them and find out a bit more about how they are produced. Definitely was a great point in our trip to Brew City to try something besides the... More 

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