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Award-Winning Hand Crafted Spirits

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.

The First Distillery In Wisconsin Since Prohibition

We’re a handful of people devoted to the craft of distilling and creating the best distilled spirits possible. Founder Guy Rehorst started Great Lakes Distillery in 2004 with a commitment to making truly original craft spirits that have "a little Wisconsin" in every drop. When possible we go to every length to use local ingredients to make local craft spirits. This "Grain-to-glass process brings truly unique local flavor to each spirit. Our award-winning Gin uses botanicals from central Wisconsin, our Cranberry Liqueur uses cranberries from central Wisconsin bogs, our whiskey is made with grain from Dodge County and is milled by hand in Jackson, WI. Check out each product to see what bit of Wisconsin is in it! As Wisconsin’s original small batch distillery 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.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
5
Wed
6:00 pm 2018 Repeal Reserve Rye Whiskey ... @ Great Lakes Distillery
2018 Repeal Reserve Rye Whiskey ... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018 Repeal Reserve Rye Whiskey Release @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
*Get your 2018 limited edition bottle of Repeal Reserve Rye and celebrate repeal day with us!! *Enjoy Repeal Reserve Rye Cocktails *Samples of this year’s Repeal Reserve Rye *Free Admission This is a limited release available starting at the beginning … Read More
Dec
11
Tue
6:00 pm Cheese & Classic Cocktail Pairin... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Cheese & Classic Cocktail Pairin... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cheese & Classic Cocktail Pairing Class @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Holiday party planning can be stressful. Let Great Lakes Distillery and The Village Cheese Shop help make your next gathering easier. On December 11, Sabina Magyar from The Village Cheese Shop in Wauwatosa joins Andy and Jen from Great Lakes … Read More
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