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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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  • Average6%
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“tasting area” (10 reviews)
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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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"distilled spirits"
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"informative tour"
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"great product"
in 5 reviews
"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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"saturday afternoon"
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"for sale"
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"gift shop"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came to Milwaukee to see baseball game and got a double treat as Phillies beat Brewers and spend a relaxing fun time at Great Lakes Distillery. We did the tour and enjoyed some refreshing drinks before, during, and after the hour tour. The service was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Short tour and tasting with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The number of different spirits we tried was certainly worth the ten dollar price of admission alone. Good food at the bar. Great specialty drinks. Cool stuff in the gift shop. I have no...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I wanted something to do one Saturday afternoon. This was what we chose, and it didn’t disappoint! The tour is very informative, and you get to taste many delicious spirits. Well worth the money!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history and delish drinks. We were visiting from out of town and had our two teenagers with us (they enjoyed the free popcorn).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice choice of alcohol, I strongly suggest to try the Bloody Mary and the Absentium at the bar. Too bad was only one hour, I wish could have been longer!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We had a personal tour as the Sunday Morning tour was us only. Was very informative and enjoyed our cocktails there and will surely enjoy the Vodka we purchased to take home.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We took the tour on a rainy Friday afternoon. We really enjoyed the tour--very informational and fun. The tasting flight was much more generous than we were expecting!

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Nice cocktails on the menu...and they serve the original "old fashioned", wisconsin style. We did the distellery tour done by Ross. Great guy, let you taste everything. We had a sample of Batavia Ackkard, original Indonesian drink. Try this café!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

My friends and I stopped in anticipating on doing a tour but the tour didn’t start until 1 PM and lasts about an hour and we didn’t have that much time so we each had a few drinks and shared them amongst ourselves. somewhere stronger...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great people, fantastic beverages, and an excellent atmosphere. Highly recommend this to anyone living in or visiting the Milwaukee area.

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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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