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Great Lakes Distillery

616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
+1 414-431-8683
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Great Lakes Distillery is a small-batch distillery located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. We hand-craft award winning distilled spirits in limited quantities using old world methods and traditions which we believe result in a superior product. We’re a bit of an anomaly in the spirits business - we actually make our own products! We’re a handful of people devoted to the craft of distilling and creating the best distilled spirits possible. As Wisconsin's first distillery since prohibition we are anxious to share our unique products and look forward to meeting people who appreciate high quality craft distilled spirits. Give us a try and see for yourself how unique these hand crafted spirits can be. We are pleased to be able to open our distillery to the public everyday for tours. During our approximately 1 hour tour, visitors will learn about our award winning products, how & why we make them and receive a flight of five products to try (complimentary soda is available for non-drinkers).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
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"great tour"
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"distilling process"
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"tasting area"
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"great drinks"
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"informative tour"
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"distilled spirits"
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"great product"
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"great lakes"
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"tasting room"
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"actual tour"
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"bar area"
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"bloody mary"
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"designated driver"
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"saturday afternoon"
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"for sale"
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We were here for the first time 2 years ago and has a blast. The bartenders are absolutely awesome. Great personalities which is so refreshing since most bartenders are on their phones most of the time. The whole staff is great. And it's better than...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stories of liquor. Friends in Milwaukee Sitzmark Ski Club. A review is a review, this is why OI don't usually do these, just self promotion for the business.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit for team party. Brought company personnel for morale building exercise and it worked. MKE Day Party afterwards lacked a band.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lakefront brewing just prior and found this tour a little dry by comparison. That sais, the food was great and the drinks at the bar we excellent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great tour, and not just for the tasty booze. The guides were knowledgeable, entertaining and friendly. We learned a lot about the history of the distillery and the history of Milwaukee as well. One thing that will definitely bring me back when...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the Great Lakes Distillery tour and tasting. The guides are entertaining, and really know their stuff!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on this tour! It was incredibly informative as our guide went into the chemistry behind the distilling process - the tasting was also quite fun and very cool to really understand where the flavors we were tasting were coming from.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at the tour and tasting. The tour leader was informative and fun to listen to and the liquor tasting (the best part of the tour, of course) was well-run and went smoothly, even tho there were quite a few folks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the tour. Sampling the product was the best though. The staff is super friendly. The bar is top notch. I would recommend highly

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The GLD tour was a fun and educating tour to learn about the history of not only distilling, but of Milwaukee as well. Would recommend if new/visiting MKE.

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Cindy L
19 June 2017|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
Do I? No, but they do.
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xx420yoloswagxx
23 August 2015|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Yes! We serve the spirits that we produce right here in the distillery! You can do the tour & tasting or just come in and enjoy a cocktail. Cheers!
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LSE-FLYER
30 April 2015|
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Response from Lisa M | Property representative |
Hi! Our tour is $7 per person and drinks average at $7 as well! Hope that helps!
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