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Great Lakes Distillery

616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
+1 414-431-8683
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
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+1 414-431-8683
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My guy and I did the Great Lakes Distillery Tour and it was interesting, tasty and relaxing. Learning about how whiskey, gin, rum and brandy are made was fun, and then we got to taste 6 samples of beverages that are distilled there. Entertaining guide...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere of the bar area is pretty relaxing. There a nice seating area to kick back. The drinks were tasty. The tour area is small but very detailed and fun. The tasting portion of the tour was different since I had only been to...More

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Thank hai_mac23
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I chose the 1:00 tour. We were visiting from out of town, so we arrived a little early. We chose a couple of the seasonal cocktails and were served by a pleasant bartender. The tour group was small, and the guide was...More

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Thank katydidnot100
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool little distillery / bar. Got the gin which was pretty good. And another... and another... Worth the stop. They have a shop section where ya can get some booze to go.

Thank Gluehuffer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this experience. The guy giving the tour has a really dry sense of humor which makes the science information funny. Fun drinks at the bar too. Bar tender was very sweet.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time on a distillery tour and it was awesome. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend anyone do this is you enjoy spirits

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Thank G300YTjames
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tour and tastings. Had some really good drinks at the bar. Even my three year old liked the tour.

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Thank stacydawn2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our distillery tour. It was very interesting and entertaining. Drinks at the bar before and after were excellent! We did ask for advice on a good burger place and we were disappointed that the bar tender sent us 10 blocks over when there...More

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Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I really enjoyed the history and humor of tour, and felt more well-versed about the different types of spirits by the end!

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Thank mariebury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tasting was very interesting! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Bar area is very nice for before/after cocktails. Gift shop is simple, but nice.

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Cindy L
19 June 2017|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
Do I? No, but they do.
23 August 2015|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Yes! We serve the spirits that we produce right here in the distillery! You can do the tour & tasting or just come in and enjoy a cocktail. Cheers!
1 May 2015|
Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Hi! Our tour is $7 per person and drinks average at $7 as well! Hope that helps!