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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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Learning about distilling

Never knew all spirit drinks begin as a vodka... Check it out yourself and see how other spirits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Claudeehinger
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Geneva, Illinois
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Great local distillery

Blake gave us a great tour of the distillery and was more then happy to answer any of our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Curt K
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“cherry vodka”(35 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 4 days ago 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
Thank Claudeehinger
Kent195713383, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Dennis L
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 22 October 2018

We came for a tour. Found out it included tastings! It was a great change of pace from the wineries and bars.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine D
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Katherine I'm glad you got to try some of our spirits along with the tour. We find that's the best way to get the full scope of the function of a micro-distillery. We hope to see you again soon for another tour, or maybe...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Grand Traverse Distillery tour was great. The tasting afterward was awesome. Great whiskey, friendly staff, overall great experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave T
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hi Dave We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Grand Traverse Distillery! We hope you get another chance in the future to come to visit us and see what new products we may have in stock! Cheers! Kent

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We found online that GTD offered tours at 1 pm and that the tours included a tasting. The master distiller, Landis, was the tour guide. It is obvious that he enjoys his job and has learned a great deal over his few years in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hello! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves at our distillery. We pride ourselves on making everything from grain to bottle on our own, and we love to share our knowledge with anyone who's interested! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Kent

Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

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 4 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jstuck2500
Kent R, Owner at Grand Traverse Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

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

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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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