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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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Reviewed yesterday

My mother and I were in town visiting relatives and had some time to do whatever we wanted. My mother likes a gin martini in the evening, so what better place to tour than a distillery? We made reservations on-line and arrived about 30 minutes...More

Thank jimavane
Reviewed 2 days ago

took us down some steps and stood in front of a still. found out they bring the majority of their booze in and cut & flavor there. tasting was okay if you like sipping straight liquor, didn't see anybody buy and liquor after... there was...More

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Thank timothy k
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I took the tour on a Monday night and we had a phenomenal time! The venue had a great overall aesthetic and our tour guide was charming, knowledable and funny. The products we sampled were all bomb. 10/10 would go back and...More

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Thank apoppe_poppe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into GLD for a couple drinks on our girls road trip weekend. We did not do the tour but we had a couple of their signature drinks and they were fantastic! The gals working were super fun and were so great giving us out...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I swear, this is THE BEST tour in Milwaukee. Very interesting and informative and the tastiest booze around!

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Thank dlchole555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had time after lunch before proceeding the rest of the way on our trip and saw this place on TripAdvisor. We didn't book the tour ahead of time expecting that the wouldn't be many others on a Friday afternoon. We'll, we...More

Thank Irwin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here about 4 or 5 years ago and did the tour. We liked it so much, we came back the next time we were in town. Excellent array of different liquors with a beautiful tasting bar area. Friendly, helpful staff who know their...More

Thank Eisme77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the testing at the end, but the tour itself wasn't very exciting. The person in charge of the tour seemed very rehursed

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend this tour to anyone from MKE or from out of town. No fun for kids, but a great adult tour!

Thank lizinwfb
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We went on the 5:00 pm tour with two other folks and had a great time learning about the history of Great Lakes Distillery as well their processes. The tasting was fantastic with 7 different unique spirits and fun tidbits of history throughout. We each...More

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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!