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Great Lakes Distillery

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Address: 616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
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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Free parking at location but be sure to make reservations since the tours are very popular. Once the hour group has assembled you head down the the distillery to get a thorough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free parking at location but be sure to make reservations since the tours are very popular. Once the hour group has assembled you head down the the distillery to get a thorough explanation of the distillery process followed by a taste of a variety of products produced there. Small samples with water and/or popcorn to cleanse palate between. They offer... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have wanted to get to Great Lakes for some time and finally made it last weekend. The staff was welcoming and helpful. I am a homebrewer and interested in spirits but I learned new things. The spirits are well above average and have some specials that are unique.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the Great Lakes Distillery and came away with some great information and a new appreciation for their products. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fun. It's a small place but packed with history. The 'tasting' afterwards of some of their products was worth the price of admission. They also have a bar with a few... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "tour"was very boring! Stood in one spot the whole time, so it was hard to pay attention. The sampling was good. You do get a lot of samples for the price. But if you don't like a lot of it, it can be a waste. They did let me do vodka instead of the gin though! And free popcorn!

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great drinks and interesting tour, even with two small children the tour was interesting. We usually stop by whenever we are in Milwaukee.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour and tasting was excellent. Our tour guide Ross was outstanding and was a wealth of knowledge.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have asked for more fun or educational tour. You could tell the employees loved their jobs. Now as for the liquor, Down right insanely great!! From Gin to Brandy everything was just delicious. They made phenomenal Gin Bloody Mary, i truly couldn't have been happier with my experience.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very prompt as well as informative and great drinks. A lot of variety as well as very nice atmosphere.

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Medford, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without a doubt, you need to get yourself a Mooncusser from the bar before the tour. Best mixed drink I've had in quite awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get a tour guide for just us (2). Slower day but having one on one was great. Your guide was well informed. Very knowledgable. We were very pleased.

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