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Grand Traverse Distillery

781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
+1 231-947-8635
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A must

While walking Front St we stopped in & enjoyed their cherry vodka lemonade. What a great place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle H
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Chicago, Illinois
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Better than I expected!

We were so glad we chose to do this tour! I didn't expect much besides trying some liquors, but we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Theresa K
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Eastpointe, 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 & Chipotle], Gin, Rum and our Whiskies [Ole George 100% Rye, Bourbon, as well as many small batch specialty ones]. We also offer 100 Proof Michigan White Dog Whiskey We have 5 Tasting Rooms located throughout the state in Traverse City, Frankenmuth, Leland,Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor so you can stop by and have the Grand Traverse Distillery experience and enjoy tastings and cocktails. We also have joint Tasting Rooms with Black Star Farms Winery where you will find both of our products and be able to taste and have a cocktail. Our Main Distillery Tasting Room is open Monday through Saturday 11-a.m. to 5:30-p.m and is closed Sundays. We offer tours 6 days a week at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm from May 1 through August 31. October 1 through April 30 tours are offered only on Fridays and Saturdays. Cheers, Kent Rabish!
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781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While walking Front St we stopped in & enjoyed their cherry vodka lemonade. What a great place to take a break from the heat. Our bartender was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a few things.

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Michelle Thanks for taking a break from the heat in our tasting room! It has been hot here in TC but the tart lemonade and cherry vodka helps!! Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so glad we chose to do this tour! I didn't expect much besides trying some liquors, but we actually learned a lot! Everyone was very friendly, passionate about their craft, and extremely knowledgeable. We had a great time and enjoyed all of the...More

Thank Theresa K
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Theresa Thanks so much for coming in for a tour. We do enjoy showing off the production area and how we do what we do starting with local grain. Please come back again. Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never really knew how liquor was made. They made it very interesting and their chocolate vodka and Ole George whisky was phenomenal!! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Daniel A
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Daniel Thanks for the visit and trying our spirits. Glad you enjoyed the different types. Hope to see you again and Ole George is my favorite for the brown spirit category! Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I Loved the cherry vodka!! So yummy! Very cool place to visit and tour. Recommend for couples.

Thank Jenee O
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jenee Thanks for taking time to write a review! I also love the cherry vodka in the summer with a tart lemonade (Simply Lemonade works). Stay coon and enjoy the summer. Come back soon. Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The whole experience was very enjoyable. I had so much fun learning about how the Grand Traverse Distillery makes their own liquors using local supplies. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.

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

Hello Thanks for coming in and touring the production facility! We love showing off how grain turns into spirits and how we do it. Come back soon! Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

If you need a Bloody Mary or one and done cocktail stop here, if you want to lounge and laugh and get multiple drinks keep moving. Chipotle Bloody Mary has some kick. A little vinegar heavy but the asparagus and unique olives let that slide....More

Thank Shelliu
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Thanks for your input and we will be reviewing with all staff procedures. We did change our bar menu about a month ago so i am not sure if everyone was on board with new drinks yet. Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Just a taste! Mcbloody was my first, superb with chipotle vodka! Second was the smoked honey whiskey sour, once near my nose the Smokey smell takes over! Yum

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

Hello Happy to hear you enjoyed the McBloody and our other spirits. We love to surprise people when they stop in. Cheers Kent

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great staff and clean facility. The chocolate vodka was delicious, as well as the silver rum. Very neat that they give tours.More

Thank Danielle F
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello Danielle Thanks for coming in for a visit. If you have time do a tour on your next visit. Very informational and then you can do a tasting when your tour is completed. Happy you enjoyed the chocolate infused vodka. We use organic cocoa...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I took a short trip to Traverse City and decided to take a tour of the distillery. Landis, the head distiller, was our tour guide and he was awesome. You could tell just how much passion he has for what he does....More

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello Theresa Thanks for coming in to tour the distillery! Landis is our head distiller and does a great job distilling our spirits from local grain. I am glad you both enjoyed different spirits and yes everything we make and sell here in Traverse City...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was given a fifth of Peninsula gin for 91st birthday.Have been a gin drinker for 60+ years. this Peninsula Gin is the WORST concoction ever mislabeled as gin. never a possible nearness to juniper, absolutely a most disagreeable aftertaste, I have saved the almost...More

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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Sorry to hear you did not like our gin. As a botanical gin and is not a big juniper gin by design. As a botanical gin we have been awarded multiple medals in this category. Once again I am sorry it did not hit...More

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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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