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Grand Traverse Distillery

Closed Now: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Who knew that wine tasting was a thing in Michigan!

Great way to spend a long weekend exploring the wineries and restaurants in Traverse City and on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KIM K
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Birmingham, AL
So much fun!!

My fiancé and I visited the distillery for a tour. It was so fun and so informational!! Our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
abbeyg1220
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Oxford, Michigan
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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...more
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781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way to spend a long weekend exploring the wineries and restaurants in Traverse City and on the peninsula. Beautiful setting overlooking the water and the wines were enjoyable too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KIM K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I visited the distillery for a tour. It was so fun and so informational!! Our tour guide was so nice and we received extra samples of cocktails mixed with the liquor we tried!! I am totally going to recommend this tour and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank abbeyg1220
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Abbey Thanks for taking time to write your review and even more to come and visit us with all the cold weather hitting TC! Our staff loves to show off the production room and walk people through the distillation process, grain to bottle. Happy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up for our tour quickly and easily on line prior to taking our tour but reservations are not required. The folks at the Grand Traverse Distillery were incredibly welcoming from the moment we arrived. We were immediately offered product samples to help us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Burkeadventures
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thanks for taking time on a nasty day to come in and see our distillery! Our staff loves showing off the production facility and educating customers on how spirits are made, from grain to bottle. Thanks also for pointing out Landis, out master distiller...More

Reviewed 12 February 2019

After 6-7 delicious tastings (I believe they are 1/4 oz pours) we decided on Bloody Marys made with their Chipotle Infused Vodka. All I can say is, I'll have another... WOW, one of the best Bloodies I've ever had. The bartender was on her game,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

Hello Steve Thanks so much for visiting us and sending in the review! We love when customers come in for tastings, try before you buy. Happy to hear you liked the Chipotle infused vodka. This was a spirit we came up with because we needed...More

Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

We always stop in the downtown location when we're in town. The staff are great and always accommodating! We wanted a drink that is typically only on their summer menu but they knew exactly what we were talking about and and met our request with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank biz_travlr007
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Hello Thanks for taking time to write a review and for stopping into our Front Street location in TC! Our staff does a great job and can make most any cocktail customers request. Our limitation is we can only use spirits we distill or sell...More

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour and learning about their craft, thanks Landis. Laura in the tasting room was so nice. Thanks to Jason as well. Experience was the best of a weekend of winery and distillery tours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank david h
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Hi David Thanks and you made my day! Love to hear our staff is taking good care of customers who visit us. They do care about GTD and our customers who visit us. Cheers and come back soon! Kent

Reviewed 3 January 2019

Such a fun and interesting activity for my boyfriend and I during our trip to TC. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff and definitely a worthwhile experience!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jlynnesse
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

It was a great tour and experience. Very friendly staff and best of all the booze was unique but very tasty as well. Would highly recommend if you are in the area!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Never knew all spirit drinks begin as a vodka... Check it out yourself and see how other spirits are made.More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Claudeehinger
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thanks for coming into to visit GTD and learn more about spirits! Yes all spirits come off the still clear like vodka but the mash bill and how many plates are used make a very large difference on flavor. We enjoy showing our customers how...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Blake gave us a great tour of the distillery and was more then happy to answer any of our questions. There is a distinct passion in what they do and it shows. The gentleman running the tasting room was also extremely knowledge and happy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curt K
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Hi Curt We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to Grand Traverse Distillery. We try to provide everyone who visits with as much knowledge as possibe on what we do daily at a micro-distillery. We hope you'll visit us again to take another tour or...More

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Angelia W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Kent195713383 | 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 Kent195713383 | 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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