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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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Front Street Location

After 6-7 delicious tastings (I believe they are 1/4 oz pours) we decided on Bloody Marys made with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stevemcauliffe2018
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Always a great time

We always stop in the downtown location when we're in town. The staff are great and always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
biz_travlr007
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Detroit metro
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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 1 week ago

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
Thank stevemcauliffe2018
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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
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Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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
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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

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Tour was great. Small facility, learned a lot. Great whiskey tasting after tour. Really like the Cherry Whiskey.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roving213687
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Hello I'm happy to hear that you liked the Cherry Whiskey so much! It's one of our most popular products, and we're glad you got to see "behind the scenes" of how we make all of our spirits at GTD. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Great way to learn about the distilling process and taste the end products. Comfortably paced tour, time for questions, friendly.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank knittingleah
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Hello I'm glad you enjoyed our distillery tour! We always want people to come away from a distillery tour having actually learned something instead of having too much information thrown at them. I'm glad all of your questions were answered, and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Immensely enjoyed our Tour of the Grand Traverse Distillery! Our guide was knowledgeable and informative and provided quite a bit of information we had not previously known! Excellent Tour!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dennisl43
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Hi Dennis I'm glad you enjoyed our distillery tour! We always try to teach something new to everyone who walks in for a tour, even the most experienced of master distillers! We would love to have you back again to see what else we've got...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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