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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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Great tour!

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... read more

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun tour of a unique local distillery. While the distillery itself is quite small and the actual tour is brief, the guys at Great Lakes did a good job of providing a reasonable amount of samples as well as entertaining and extensive description of each sample, and its origin. Would recommend to anyone who wants to mix it up from... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late but they still let us join our tour. Missed some of the introduction.. but overall.. very informative tour. I went home and checked most of my booze for quality. Some were thrown out. Sampling was awesome.. liked the tidbits of information given before each pour. Enjoyed the jovial guides.. it is so pleasurable to be served by... More 

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Waukesha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bloody Mary before the tour was great. Tour was fun and informative. It is great to see a local business doing well. Will come back and try the food on the menu. It all looked great!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard this place was awesome with awesome drinks. The tour was ok, nothing special. It was a small building so i wasn't expecting much. I was mostly there for the cocktails. When we ordered our first round of mules, they tasted funny. Honestly, probably the worst Moscow mule I've had. So we told the bartender and she got us... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing like getting a lesson on distilling whilst drinking what's currently being distilled! Friendly staff, great drinks, fun afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a quiet winter afternoon learning about and drinking distilled spirits. An absolute requirement for Gin drinkers. Easy walking. Once you get down the stairs, it's about twenty feet of walking, but the amount of information available is incredible. You also get to taste a lot.

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Villa Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was very informative. Not too much to see since it is basically about the chemistry and this is a small facility. Both speakers were good at there job and answered questions effectively. Think it is time to build my own distillery, or at least a brewery!

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Menomonee Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide was fantastic!! Great atmosphere. Friendly staff! Plenty of seating as well! Overall great experience!

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