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Great Lakes Distillery

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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...more
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616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1537
Walker's Point
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All reviews great tour distilling process tasting area great drinks informative tour free popcorn great product tasting room bar area bloody mary saturday afternoon gift shop a lot of fun vodka spirits liquor absinthe
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Reviewed today

This is a great place to take guests visiting from abroad. I had some guests visiting from Australia. It was fantastic. We were well taken care of and learned a lot too. Just a lot of fun!

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Quest33974837107
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small distillery compared to those on the bourbon trail, but very informative. Lots of detail regarding the distilling process and the differences between different liquors. Plenty of free tastes! Good product, purchased several!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great price for the flights! Did not take tour but received a wonderful explanation of the liquors we picked out. If you like gin, check this place out for spirits and don’t forget to take something home!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rjasonmcdonald
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was good, but the tour guide didn't seem very enthusiastic. It is less of a tour and more of an explanation. That said, the facility itself was nice, had a brew pub attached, and was fairly hip and inviting. Worth doing, but not...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$10 tour ($5 for designated drivers). Reserved a spot on tour ahead of time online. Ross was our guide and he was a walking encyclopedia on the distillation of alcohol and its history. Tour was about one hour but could run slightly shorter or longer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rtjatlas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10$ for no glass, a shot of booze total & a smarmy rude tour guide who babbled on for 45 minutes non-stop, felt like a high school science lecture. Such a turn-off, tours should be a fun introduction to your business/products not a lifeless cash...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pioneer48078609824
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great. Our tour guide Ross was very knowledgeable and the samples were excellent. The staff at the bar was also good, very attentive and friendly! Thank you for a great time!!

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dream01021459669
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting tour, learned a lot, slammed some samples at the tasting (everyone else in my group savored so I guess I’m just not evolved enough) then hung out at the bar upstairs and had a blast. Perfect for a cold winter Sunday.

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 22amys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Great Lakes Distillery for some cocktails and dinner. The food and drinks were both great as well as our friendly bartender Brendan. We can recommend the whiskey old fashioned, the Colonel Mustard and their burgers!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mandjkoll
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I have done the tour several times over the years. It is always a good time. Tour guide is very knowledgeable. The tasting makes it more than worthwhile.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Cindy L
18 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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