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Grand Traverse Distillery

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Neat micro distillery! Very informative tour and interesting tastings. Enjoyed the ryes and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jstuck2500
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Columbus, Indiana
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We went to the distillery not know what to expect. But overall we enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mandak0609
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“cherry vodka”(31 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

We have been to Traverse City multiple times and stopped at Grand Traverse Distillery on Front Street the last time we were in. We were not blown away by the service (it was incredibly slow) and our drinks weren't to die for. We chalked it...More

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your time at our downtown TC location. There's no excuse about the slow service, and we will surely let our employees know about this. The one thing that I would like to address is the bloody mary mix...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat micro distillery! Very informative tour and interesting tastings. Enjoyed the ryes and bourbons. Friendly staff and cool stillMore

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! We love our whiskeys and vodkas at GTD, and all of our staff try to be as knowledgeable as they can be about how we run our production. We hope that you'll come to revisit us soon to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the distillery not know what to expect. But overall we enjoyed ourselves and enjoyed learning how the whiskeys,vodka,gin,rum is made. Being able to chose the spirit’s that we wanted to taste was also a great thing

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello We're glad you enjoyed our spirits! It's always fun to do the tastings at our distillery as our production is done right behind the door of the tasting room! We hope you'll visit us again to try new products Cheers! Kent

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The variety of distilled spirits was fantastic. The Vodka and the Double Barrel Whisky were particularly good. The Cherry infused Whiskey would make a great Manhattan.More

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

Hello Robert Thanks for taking time to review GTD and your kind words on our spirits. We are proud of our grain to bottle spirits and because we do everything in house our spirits are unique in flavor profiles. My favorites are the rye vodka...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a huge fan of visiting distilleries and he LOVED Grand Traverse Distillery. The young man who led our tour was obviously passionate about the company and proud of its spirits. My husband particularly loved the Ole George bourbon. I would definitely recommend...More

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

Hi Kiersten Happy to hear you enjoyed the tour, Landis our master distiller might have been the guide. We enjoy educating customers on how spirits are made and what the process is about. With more and more distilleries opening up that do not distill from...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The Grand Traverse Distillery has a tasting room on Front Street. You can sample the spirits or order a cocktail crafted with Grand Traverse spirits. For $5, you can sip three and take a souvenir glass with you. If you don’t like straight liquor, go...More

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

Hello Thanks for the visit!. Our Front Street location is great because you can come in for a tasting of spirits or enjoy in a cocktail. Music on most weekends too. Come back to see us again. Cheers Kent

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great tour (led by distiller Lacie Thornton, one of the few female distillers in the country) and tasting.

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

Hi Janna Thanks for taking time to come visit us and write a review. Lacie does a great job for GTD and loves her work. It shows during a tour. We always offer some different spirits and seasonal products so come back soon. Cheers Kent

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had a good time sampling and learning all about the way this distillery works. The samples were nice as were learning the suggested mixes for the Chocolate vodka. Can't wait to try it soon!

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

Hi Jason Thanks for coming in trying our spirits! I'm happy you found some interesting recipes to use on your visit. Cheers Kent

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Great experience. The staff was very knowledgeable on all the processes that go into making whiskey, the tasting amounts are worth the $10 for sure. They make sure you get your moneys worth.

Thank Derik A
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Derik Thanks for taking time to come in and also review GTD. We enjoy showing off our distiller and educating customers on the distilling process and what real grain to bottle distilling is about. Cheers and come back soon! Kent

Reviewed 6 August 2018

I'd recommend this being a stop if you enjoy a good craft spirit. They are very knowledgeable of their spirits and are quite enjoyable to talk to as well. Overall an excellent stop for many occasions.

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Aaron Thanks for coming in to see us and taste our spirits. Our staff does enjoy showing off our spirits and spending time with customers. Education on how we distill our spirits and tasting are key for GTD. Cheers and come back soon Kent

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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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