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Great Lakes Distillery

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Address: 616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
Phone Number: +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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I brought an out of town employee with me to a tour. It was totally educational, humorous, and just plain cool!

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

I brought an out of town employee with me to a tour. It was totally educational, humorous, and just plain cool!

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Hillsborough Township
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really impressed with the spirits that featured added spices and flavors. Our favorites were the aged gin and the pumpkin!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great drinks made with the spirits from the distillery. Good tour with sampling of several spirits. The tasting notes from the tour guide were helpful

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was great, informative and the tasting was great! The staff is very friendly and professional. I was alone and felt very comfortable. Try the tour and the drinks they are very good and if your confused about what to order the drinks are displayed very clear for you to deside.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for adults. Not a big place nor long tour, however it was interesting. You also get a taste of quite a few different types of spirits.

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was great, highly recommend this to anyone staying in Milwaukee. We are definitely planning another trip back to Milwaukee to bring family members.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique way to experience the Milwaukee vibe. You can tour the distillery, taste the spirits and enjoy a craft cocktail with Wisconsin sourced ingredients.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational and interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it gave you a chance to try different types of alcohol they made.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was really cool.. Its small and has a nice little bar and cocktails while you wait for the tour. Tour is very informative and the tasting afterward is great. I ended up have a couple of items shipped and bought a little sampler pack for the plane ride home. NICE change from all the beer tasting events.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The distillery is an up lifitng place with excellent spirits to try It was conducted in a structure manner and tables for tasting were set up with delicious popcorn, and water as a chaser. We were told there would be 6 tasting, but there were only 5. My only complaint is that the lecturer rushed through the informational talk, as... More 

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