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.

Grand Traverse Distillery

781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
+1 231-947-8635
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Fun Tour

Fun to see how the gin and whiskey is made. Tour guide was very knowledgable. There is a tasting... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Danny M
Best cherry vodka!

We came here as we were walking through downtown traverse city, really good cherry vodka! We did a... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Cristina P
,
Flint, Michigan
via mobile
Read all 183 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cherry vodka” (31 reviews)
“tasting room” (20 reviews)
“true north” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
781 Industrial Cir, Suite 5, Traverse City, MI 49686-8942
CONTACT
Website
+1 231-947-8635
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (183)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Fun to see how the gin and whiskey is made. Tour guide was very knowledgable. There is a tasting included with the distillery tour.

Thank Danny M
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Danny Thanks for coming in and taking time to write a review. Our staff does enjoy showing off the distillery and educating customers on how spirits are made from grain to bottle. Come back soon Cheers Kent

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We came here as we were walking through downtown traverse city, really good cherry vodka! We did a tasting and then I ordered the cherry bomb and it was fantastic! I took a pint home for $18, I like it so much! The bartender Jim,...More

1  Thank Cristina P
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cristina Thanks for the review and coming in to taste our spirits. The cherry vodka is one of our best selling spirits. Next time in town come to the distillery for a tour and we will show you how we make our spirits from...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Fun, informative, and we got to try some great spirits. I would recommend the tour for spirits enthusiasts.

Thank Luke S
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Luke Thanks for the visit, review and trying some of our spirits. We try to make the tours fun and interesting even if your a spirits expert or new to the craft. cheers Kent

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My newlywed wife and I took a tour of the distillery it was very educational. Well worth the 10 dollars for the tour. The facility is super clean and the staff is passionate it definitely shows in the finished product. We purchased some cherry vodka...More

Thank Brian F
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Brian Thanks for coming in to see us recently when you and your new bride were up in TC! We love showing off the production area and educating customers on how spirits are made from grain to bottle. Cherry vodka and Ole George are...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Spent about 45 minutes tasking and touring distillery. Sam was knowledgeable and the spirits were delicious. A must stop when traveling to TC!!

Thank Leah B
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Leah Thanks for visiting up and touring GTD! We enjoy doing tours and tastings with customers and I have pleased to hear you enjoyed the spirits! Cheers Kent

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We toured the distillery as part of a weekend visit to Traverse City. We got to sample the liquor, ask a bunch of questions and try things that aren't available in retail stores. The tour was well worth the $10 price and we had a...More

Thank Angela S
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Angela Thanks for taking time to review GTD and I am very happy with your experience. Please come visit us again. Cheers Kent

Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I went on the tour at the Grand Traverse Distillery. As a non-drinker, I thought it might be a boring hour but wanted my husband to have the experience. Even for a non-drinker, the process of distilling was really interesting. So much...More

Thank mrhc
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello Thanks for coming in and your kinds comments to what we do and our staff. Landis and Jason are great with our customers and help people better understand the distilling process and how to enjoy the tastings we offer. Cheers Kent

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a product tasting while waiting for the tour. The products were described and we had expert help in making our selections. The tour was amazingly "short and sweet". As it turns out the process to make whisky seems simple, but we learned that...More

Thank Kathleen K
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello Kathleen Thanks for coming into the distillery for a visit! We enjoying taking customers into the production area and describing the process. We also run a "clean ship" to thanks for the call out! Please come back again and we should have production up...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Had fun with my husband ! He enjoyed the bourbon and I enjoyed the cherry vodka! Bought a bottle of each but we are most excited about the maple syrup!

Thank CeeCee320
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Happy to hear you both found something you enjoyed. You are going to also love the barrel aged maple syrup! Cheers Kent

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great experience, would absolutely do it again. Great atmosphere, informative and really good spirits. I would absolutely recommend the double barrel Old George!

Thank boltbran
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Hello Thanks for taking time to write a review of your visit. Happy you came in and enjoyed our spirits. We just bottled the double barrel Ole George so you hit us at a perfect time. Cheers Kent

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Red Mesa Grill
708 reviews
2.99 km away
Don's Drive-In
250 reviews
3.33 km away
Calypso Mediterranean Grill
23 reviews
2.98 km away
Smoke and Porter Public House
122 reviews
3.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Traverse City State Park
151 reviews
2.91 km away
Centre ICE Arena
20 reviews
1.75 km away
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
168 reviews
3.00 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Angelia W
29 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
2
Votes
skakebabe
23 March 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes
ThistleFells
30 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes