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“Great Distillery with a fun crew”

Grand Traverse Distillery
Ranked #15 of 115 things to do in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Grand Traverse Distillery is Michigan's oldest craft distillery and we are family owned. We use 100% locally grown corn, wheat and rye to distill our award winning spirits which include the True North Vodkas [Rye, Wheat, Cherry, Chocolate & Chipotle], Gin, Rum and our Whiskies [Ole George 100% Rye, Bourbon, as well as many small batch specialty ones]. We also offer 100 Proof Michigan White Dog Whiskey We have 5 Tasting Rooms located throughout the state in Traverse City, Frankenmuth, Leland,Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor so you can stop by and have the Grand Traverse Distillery experience and enjoy tastings and cocktails. We also have joint Tasting Rooms with Black Star Farms Winery where you will find both of our products and be able to taste and have a cocktail. Our Main Distillery Tasting Room is open Monday through Saturday 11-a.m. to 5:30-p.m and is closed Sundays. We offer tours 6 days a week at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm from May 1 through August 31. October 1 through April 30 tours are offered only on Fridays and Saturdays. Cheers, Kent Rabish!
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We enjoyed the Vodka and several other of the products offered. They do not offer craft cocaktils as of yet, but the tastings are solid, the bottles beautfiul and the location is easy to find.
The cherry vodka is amazing!

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Thanks for taking time to send your thoughts in on our distillery and your kind remarks. Our staff tries to make a visit a fun and educational experience. They do a great job and I love hearing that our guest are enjoying their visit.
Cheers
Kent

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

This is a small distillery but huge on flavour. Because they are small you receive excellent service and your are able to taste their wares as well. Hopefully you will be able to tour that facilities as well, they tell you all about the process of making the Vodka's, and Whiskey's. They have a small retail offering as well. You are able to purchase barrels there as well and make your own Whiskey - Fun!

Thank Steele65
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

Thanks for taking time to send in a review and for your support! We have new spirits coming out yearly so stop in again, gin should be ready in November.
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Kent

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

bought a kit to make wiskey . at frankenmuth . they did not tell me they do not ship .out of state. could not make any more [product very expensive]. can buy very good whiskey for what i spent . never again.JIM

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

Hi Jim
Michigan is a control state, just like Ohio. We are prevented from shipping spirits to customers, wish we could. Please call the distillery at 231-510-8502 and ask for kent
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We just stopped in for a quick taste of their whiskeys. They could use a little more aging, but it's hard when you need to get product on the market. I liked the straight rye quite a bit. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

Thank Cheri M
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torchlake99, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Hello
Thanks for the post! Not sure if you enjoy gin but we should have one in the tasting room by the end of the year. Just received formula approval from the TTB. New whiskies in the barrels this year but these will take years.
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Kent

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you are in the Commons area, check this place out. They make their own liquors, but you can also get wine. The prices are a little high, but it's unique so you have to keep that in mind.

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torchlake99, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Thanks for coming into a tasting our spirits. We will have at least one new spirit before the year ends so come back and see us again.
Cheers
Kent

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