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“Cherry Vodka”

Grand Traverse Distillery
Ranked #13 of 108 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!
Chicago, Illinois
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“Cherry Vodka”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stopped in here, it's in an industrial park, because I was curious about the cherry vodka. I did taste it and bought a bottle. It's supposed to be good in hot chocolate and I'm looking forward to trying that. The man working in the little shop was very helpful and pleasant.

Visited December 2012
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
How was the hot chocolate? If you do some "research" and come up with a interesting cocktail please send it to us so we can share with others.
Cheers
Kent
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Thirsty anyone?”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Learn how vodka and bourbon are made, and do a little sampling. Choose 3 samples for free. Delicious.

Visited November 2012
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Come back and visit us agian soon, hope to have our gin in a couple of months! Thanks for the kind words. Cheers Kent
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Interlochen
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“Great Spirits and Fantastic Staff!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Not only do you get to sample some of the best spirits in the area - the staff is very knowledgeable and more than willing to help you learn about the different products and why they are unique. The cherry vodka and the old George are two of my favorites!

Visited November 2012
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thanks for taking time to write a review! We enjoy giving information on how we distill our spirits and talking with customers. Come back again. Cheers Kent
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Clio, Michigan
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“Made in Mich.”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The flavors of the Vodkas, and the fact that their products are made in Mich. and use all Mich. grains to make their products.

Visited December 2011
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Hi Sherry
Thanks for coming in to see us. As of now we have bought and mashed over 900,000 pounds of grain grown in Michigan. 90% of it was grown on a farm about 10 miles from the distillery. We support Michigan agriculture and thank you for supporting us!
Cheers
Kent
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“Thumbs up!”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Christopher was a great tour guide learned about the process in making whisky and vodka! We bought a barrel to make bourban at home ;)

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thanks for taking time to enter a review on your distillery visit. Chris does a great job for us in the retail room and helps us at times in the production area. We enjoy showing people what we do and how spirits are made. From grain to bottle we do it all in 4,000sf.
Cheers
Kent
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