We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Old Sugar Distillery

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 931 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-2954
Phone Number:
+1 608-260-0812
Website
Wednesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great 1st Visit!

Happened upon this Distillery/Tasting Room when looking for tastings on Groupon. Stopped in on an overnight in Madison. Quite a busy night there. The groupon value was amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mandeescandees
,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 40: English reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened upon this Distillery/Tasting Room when looking for tastings on Groupon. Stopped in on an overnight in Madison. Quite a busy night there. The groupon value was amazing, included tastings, 2 craft cocktails and an appetizer and 2 cocktail glasses. Sat at the bar and everyone who took care of us was nice and informative. Did a lot of tasting... More 

Helpful?
Thank mandeescandees
Madison, WI
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed to redeem a gift certificate. We were greeted by the Bartender who was also the Production manager. We explained our reason for coming and he was most gracious. We had 2 tastings each and we then purchased a very smooth tasting bottle of rum. He spent time with us explaining the history of the still and the process they... More 

Helpful?
Thank GaryMadison_WI
West Buxton, Maine
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

When I'm forced to travel for work, I like to make sure they I look for unique local places. Old sugar is. I can now say I have tried a sorghum whiskey - and it was good. Met the owner who brought me up to speed on current activities. They had the still making brandy this evening. Try this place.

Helpful?
Thank Crprinty
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The last time we were here it was after dinner. It was a lot more crowded, but so fun and the outside seating was perfect under the stars. Yesterday we started our evening here, stopping in for a cocktail before dinner. It wasn't too hot and the sun was still shining so their outside patio was once again a perfect... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cindi E
Natchez, Louisiana
Level Contributor
124 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing experience. Service was bad and their products were not much better. The sorghum whiskey was their best offering. This kind of establishment needs to give the customers all the TLC they can if this is their product line. We were virtually ignored while we were there.

Helpful?
Thank Bigmeaux56
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a super cool restored warehouse. A fun stop as a couple of with friends. Very nice staff and they really focus on making great drinks. They even allowed me to taste a couple of their spirits for free as I decided on my order. Great stop before of after dinner on the east side.

Helpful?
Thank Arnie A
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Loved this place -- super cool atmosphere in a converted warehouse (or something!). I was expecting the place to be overloaded with hipsters -- having relocated from NYC I wasn't looking forward to this aspect (sorry hipsters - I'm just over it!). Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find a mix of people of all ages, shapes & sizes -... More 

Helpful?
Thank toni b
Nathan G, Owner at Old Sugar Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you had a great experience. See you again soon! More 

Madison, WI
Level Contributor
112 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is such a great place for everyone - especially beer lovers! It is a wonderful atmosphere and an all around win for a competitive market!

Helpful?
Thank holeinone44
Rhinelander,WI
Level Contributor
189 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I tried the Old Sugar Factory honey liquor on ice. I usually drink wine, so I am not a connoisseur of liquors, but this was delightful. Also available are whiskey, rum, ouzo, and brandy, all handcrafted and made from local ingredients.

Helpful?
Thank northwoodsgal61
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great small distillery with great spirits and a great personal feeling. Drink specials highlighting their distilled goods. Gift boxes designed for all individuals.

Helpful?
Thank Charlie G

Travellers who viewed Old Sugar Distillery also viewed

 

Been to Old Sugar Distillery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Sugar Distillery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?