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Grand Traverse Distillery

781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
+1 231-947-8635
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My husband and I Loved the cherry vodka!! So yummy! Very cool place to visit and tour. Recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenee O
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Must visit!

The whole experience was very enjoyable. I had so much fun learning about how the Grand Traverse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
484hilaryk
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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!
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781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I Loved the cherry vodka!! So yummy! Very cool place to visit and tour. Recommend for couples.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience was very enjoyable. I had so much fun learning about how the Grand Traverse Distillery makes their own liquors using local supplies. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need a Bloody Mary or one and done cocktail stop here, if you want to lounge and laugh and get multiple drinks keep moving. Chipotle Bloody Mary has some kick. A little vinegar heavy but the asparagus and unique olives let that slide....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a taste! Mcbloody was my first, superb with chipotle vodka! Second was the smoked honey whiskey sour, once near my nose the Smokey smell takes over! Yum

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great staff and clean facility. The chocolate vodka was delicious, as well as the silver rum. Very neat that they give tours.More

Thank Danielle F
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Danielle Thanks for coming in for a visit. If you have time do a tour on your next visit. Very informational and then you can do a tasting when your tour is completed. Happy you enjoyed the chocolate infused vodka. We use organic cocoa...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took a short trip to Traverse City and decided to take a tour of the distillery. Landis, the head distiller, was our tour guide and he was awesome. You could tell just how much passion he has for what he does....More

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Theresa Thanks for coming in to tour the distillery! Landis is our head distiller and does a great job distilling our spirits from local grain. I am glad you both enjoyed different spirits and yes everything we make and sell here in Traverse City...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I was given a fifth of Peninsula gin for 91st birthday.Have been a gin drinker for 60+ years. this Peninsula Gin is the WORST concoction ever mislabeled as gin. never a possible nearness to juniper, absolutely a most disagreeable aftertaste, I have saved the almost...More

Thank chppwa86
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Sorry to hear you did not like our gin. As a botanical gin and is not a big juniper gin by design. As a botanical gin we have been awarded multiple medals in this category. Once again I am sorry it did not hit...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our tour of this facility was great. very knowledgable staff and willing to discuss everything and anything about distilling. just shows their overall passion for what they do. Highly recommended to stop in and take the tour. Also, the samples are great!!

Thank Chad K
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Chad Thanks for taking time to come see us and take a tour in the distillery. We love to show off how our spirits are distilled and educate how spirits are made. Please come back to see us again in the future! Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

I bought a gift from the Grand Traverse Distillery Tasting Room over the phone for a family member who lives in the Traverse City area - but I live in Virginia. A store employee (Katie) who lives in the general vicinity of my family delivered...More

Thank SWHartwell
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Thank you for calling out Katie! She does a great job helping customers and thanks for your support! Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Fun to see how the gin and whiskey is made. Tour guide was very knowledgable. There is a tasting included with the distillery tour.

Thank Danny M
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Hello Danny Thanks for coming in and taking time to write a review. Our staff does enjoy showing off the distillery and educating customers on how spirits are made from grain to bottle. Come back soon Cheers Kent

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Angelia W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Kent R | Property representative |
Hi Angelia It is a great and simple cocktail to make at home. We use 6oz of Simply Lemonade and 2oz of our Cherry Vodka over a glass of ice! Enjoy Kent
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skakebabe
24 March 2017|
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Response from Kent R | Property representative |
Hello We are not able to ship any spirits directly to customers. We are required to go through a distributor in each state. What state are you in? Thanks Kent
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ThistleFells
30 March 2015|
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Response from torchlake99 | Property representative |
Hello The product you are asking about is not made by Grand Traverse Distillery here in Traverse City. There is a company called Traverse City Whiskey Company that has a cherry whiskey, it is not made in Traverse City. You... More
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