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Great Lakes Distillery

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Neighborhood: Walker's Point
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Address: 616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
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+1 414-431-8683
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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It was very informative and the vodka was my favorite. I liked the tour guide. The tasting was interesting

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Hartland, Wisconsin

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was very informative and the vodka was my favorite. I liked the tour guide. The tasting was interesting

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't bring the kids, they won't have fun. Disabled would have issues navigating the stairs, and standing for the whole time was even difficult for me. Go if you want to sample the flight of 6 and a history lesson. I've toured many breweries, thought a distillery would be fun. The price for a tour was reasonable enough. ...As others... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun experience with friends in a great atmosphere and great drinks! We went with a large group and all were able to sit with each other, hear the host talk about the liquor and share samples.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I definitely recommend taking the Great Lakes distillery tours. Lots of good historical information and how to make spirits. Tour guide was awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small distillery in Milwaukee, great place to spend several hours. They also serve food, we didn't eat there but is recommended. The tour was short since is a small place but we tasted 6 different types of spirits, vodka, gin and whiskey. A lot of interesting information and come to find out the distilleries in Wisconsin are not that... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A distillery is not a brewery. I found out that most of the spirits that Great Lakes Distillery were too strong for me to enjoy.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting tour and we had lots of fun sampling all of the liquor! We had a great time and would highly recommend.

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Cudahy, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really should not be called a "tour". You are taken to the basement and made to stand an listen to a 45 minute narrative about stills and barrels. Then herded around a partition where you are allowed to taste some of the products (with a long dissertation about each). Overall the tour was not what I was expecting. I... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for the holidays and wanted to something fun and affordable to do with our friends. Had a great time and would recommend to others.,

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The presenter was knowledgeable and the samples served were delicious. The bar is a good location to have a few drinks either before or after the tour.

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