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Great Lakes Distillery

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Neighbourhood: 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 - 00:00
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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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Short informal but very informative tour followed by d tasting of 6 of their spirits. Good deal for ten bucks! Nice full service bar, as well, and a cute gift shop. Nice vibe!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Short informal but very informative tour followed by d tasting of 6 of their spirits. Good deal for ten bucks! Nice full service bar, as well, and a cute gift shop. Nice vibe!

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth even a casual visit. Small store. Bar. Good drinks before an evening out. The small batch alcohol is quality material. Pleasant.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful staff who kept the entertainment going. the 360 degree tour was overwhelming with so much to do.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see, but a lot of history and interesting facts. I'm proud it's in the 414! I've never had a gin I could finish until this one. I liked the whiskey the best.

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Hialeah Gardens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

learned a lot and the samples were good! it was worth the price. didn't realize that gin is really a flavored vodka.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun and interesting way to spend an hour. The folks are friendly and make you feel welcome. The barkeeps are excellent, too.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you know nothing about making spirits this is a nice introductory way to learn about it. However, the place is so small and you don't see any aging so you are missing the full picture. The staff on the tour was very friendly and willing to answer all of my and my friends questions about the process, the laws... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was nice, good guide and actually learned a lot about the making process for alcohol. Had some drinks before the tour and also food, a bit pricey but it was good. Nice spirits tasting

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly & professional tour guides. Straight to the point but very information. Loved the interactive tasting portion of the tour. We visited a brewery in the area as well and it was all talk talk talk and no drink drink drink. So that was really great!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I scheduled a tour for 2/18 and ran into traffic traveling to Milwaukee. I attempted to call the company to request a later tour; however, it is impossible to speak to someone directly. I did leave a voicemail and also sent an email, to which they replied and said the later tours are completely booked. That is completely understandable and... More 

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Lisa M, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Distillery, responded to this review

Sarah, we are very sorry for the lack of communication and are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again in the future. We will contact you privately and hope you come visit us soon. More 

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