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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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Can't wait for breakfast; the maple syrup was the best !

Had fun with my husband ! He enjoyed the bourbon and I enjoyed the cherry vodka! Bought a bottle of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CeeCee320
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Chicago, Illinois
Came for a bachelor party

Great experience, would absolutely do it again. Great atmosphere, informative and really good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
boltbran
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cherry vodka” (28 reviews)
“tasting room” (19 reviews)
“true north” (5 reviews)
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781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
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+1 231-947-8635
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Reviewed yesterday

Had fun with my husband ! He enjoyed the bourbon and I enjoyed the cherry vodka! Bought a bottle of each but we are most excited about the maple syrup!

Thank CeeCee320
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience, would absolutely do it again. Great atmosphere, informative and really good spirits. I would absolutely recommend the double barrel Old George!

Thank boltbran
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to try the vodkas and whiskeys. We were not super excited about any of them, but waiting for friends, we also ordered a cocktail, hoping it would be great. We were a bit disappointed. The drinks were only okay and very light on...More

Thank poukala
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Peninsula Gin & Tonic here! They make it with a special tonic syrup & it was great. My husband had a ginger peach Mead that was tasty too! Will go again.

Thank Marcie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Traverse City for years and are always trying to find something new to see. We finally took this tour and it was well worth it. Kent, the owner, took the time to explain his distillery. He has an amazing story...More

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

Hi David Love when people come in for tours, thanks for stopping and taking time to review GTD Come back soon Cheers Kent

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly staff, tour was fun, tasting was very interesting. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

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

Hello Elisa Thanks for the visit and review! Please come back soon Cheers Kent

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour. We could tell the Manager was passionate about the company, the process, raw material, Pure Michigan, etc. A worth while experience and the opportunity to taste Michigan's finest spirits.

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

Hello and thank you for taking your time to come tour and visit us! Cheers Kent

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I happened upon this distillery on my last day in town. So glad we stopped in. The friendly lady working let us sample different spirits. The Gin is one of the best I've had. It is distilled with oranges, which seems to be the secret...More

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

Hello and thanks for coming into our tasting room and your kind words about our gin! We love what we do and when new customers come in for tastings. Only way to find out what hits your pallet! Cheers Kent

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great 90 minute activity near downtown Traverse City. Fun for couples or groups of friends. Super excited about my new knowledge and the products I brought home. Definitely recommend!

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

Hi Jennifer We enjoy educating people on how spirits are distilled from grain to bottle. Please come back again Cheers Kent

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was a fun tour, the gal who led us was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tasting room experience I felt could have been a little better. We had a relatively new person waiting on us and having never been there myself, he was a...More

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

Hi Deborah Thanks for taking time to write and give input. Sorry our new staff was not fully trained It's hard because at some point the best way to get better in the tasting room is just to jump in and do it! Takes a...More

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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
23 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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