Great Lakes Distillery

Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee: Hours, Address, Great Lakes Distillery Reviews: 4.5/5

Great Lakes Distillery
4.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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).
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Walker's Point
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eddeswarte
Valders, WI1 contribution
Informative Fun and Great Sprits
Oct 2021
Had a great time visiting. The tour was really good and informative. The sampling was a great time too and the taste was mostly satisfying so good that we left wuth many bottles.
Written 16 October 2021
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stansberryeileen
Slinger, WI1 contribution
Great spirits, great tour!
Oct 2021
In addition to it being a fun tour, and great tasting experience, Brendan gave a very informative tour and Hillary was super informed about the different offerings.

Written 9 October 2021
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James L
Bangor, WI155 contributions
Excellent tour and tasting
Oct 2021
Excellent tour and tasting was really good. Came home with a bottle to try! Tour was very informative and took you right into where they make and bottle. Really cool!
Written 9 October 2021
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Geoff L
West Allis, WI32 contributions
Fun afternoon tour!
Oct 2021
Awesome and educational tour about the local history of distilling. Our tour guide was incredible and was able to tell us some of the great local history about their company and what has influenced them and their products.
Written 5 October 2021
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bhelbling48
1 contribution
Vodka and Wiskey Tour
Sep 2021
I liked history of start up of the distillery. The guide was great. He had so many fun and interesting facts. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the tastings and the discount! We came with the expectation of buying a bottle of bourbon. We spent $200. We will definitely be back.
Written 23 September 2021
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lisette h
Chicago, IL152 contributions
Great 👍
Sep 2021 • Couples
Enjoyed the tour , you give to try various types of alcohol including rum, whiskey, vodka, and some liquors and for attending tour you get a discount
Written 22 September 2021
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JoDee1717
Milwaukee, WI1 contribution
Great find!
Sep 2021 • Family
Had family here from out of town and heard about this tour. It was a great little tour and we really enjoyed ourselves! The guide was funny and knowledgeable and samples were great!
Written 21 September 2021
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Natalie R
1 contribution
Engaging and Entertaining
Sep 2021
Went to the Friday 6pm tour at GLD and had a blast! Our tour guide was engaging, funny, and well versed in the distilling process and Great lakes history. An hour was a perfect amount of time to taste and learn. Great location close to dinner and other bar spots after the tour also.
Written 13 September 2021
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Tina L
Chicago, IL136 contributions
Did you say Distillery Tour?
Sep 2021
If you like bourbon, vodka, gin and other spirits - this is the place for you. Take the tour and sample the samples. Have kids? Don't worry (mine are 10 & 13 - they got their own wristbands for sodas). The tour is short, not much to see downstairs, but the tour also includes samples and having fun. There is a store where you can buy what you sampled. There is a bar area also - soda/water also available.
Written 12 September 2021
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Jeremy_L_Kautz
1 contribution
The Alcohol Education I Never Knew I Needed
Sep 2021
Great Lakes Distillery offers an excellent educational opportunity for curious tourists and their 2PM tour and tasting is the choice way to kick off any other event. I now understand and can appreciate the differences (both in taste, and distillation process) between spirits. While you are there be mindful that you may realize you really want to bring home consumable souvenirs.
Written 11 September 2021
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