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Great Lakes Distillery

616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
+1 414-431-8683
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Very informative and great samples!

We went to the 6 pm tour on a Friday, and our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable not only... read more

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Jen C
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Educational

The tour was very interesting, educational and friendly. I thought the whiskey and rum were very... read more

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edwardsO8208TO
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Salem, United States
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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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“great tour” (36 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the 6 pm tour on a Friday, and our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable not only in their operation and distillation in general, but was able to answer just about any random question we had for him, including the price of a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour was very interesting, educational and friendly. I thought the whiskey and rum were very good and in fact we bought a bottle of each and are enjoying them at home.

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Reviewed yesterday

Our son was visiting us to tell us he was moving to California so we took him for this taste of Wisconsin before he leaves. It was interesting to hear all the history along with the chemistry of how spirits are distilled. Never thought Wisconsin...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the 6 PM Friday tour, and it was a great way to start our Milwaukee weekend. They manufacture/distill a number of different liquors here, and the tour did a great job of explaining how the various spirits are manufactured, and then gave us...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great way to spend a couple hours. My sister and I went to the tour which was a lot of fun. The beer was good too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am new to this area having just started a new job near the Potowatomi Casino and was looking for interesting places to get a quick and satisfying lunch. I had heard good things about this unique Distillery but did not know it served lunch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Great Lakes Distillery with my girlfriend and we absolutely loved it. The staff upstairs, as well as the tour guides were all extremely friendly and funny. The tour itself was very interesting, and the tour guides added a lot of well timed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool history of distilling in the area & how the products are made. Not so much I felt overwhelmed. Nice sampling, very nice & smart tour guides. Definitely recommend if you’re considering!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed an afternoon tour before going downtown for dinner. A friendly tour with some nice craft cocktails at the bar afterwards. I definitely recommend the Old Fashion!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

GL is a very unique place to bring your out of town visitors for a tour and a light lunch! The “Spirits” are crafted to perfection! Even my “grey goose girl” liked the GL vodka!

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Cindy L
18 June 2017|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
Do I? No, but they do.
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xx420yoloswagxx
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!
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LSE-FLYER
30 April 2015|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Hi! Our tour is $7 per person and drinks average at $7 as well! Hope that helps!
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