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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

Jun
25
Tue
7:00 pm Drag Queen Bingo w/Ester Flonaze @ Great Lakes Distillery
Drag Queen Bingo w/Ester Flonaze @ Great Lakes Distillery
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drag Queen Bingo w/Ester Flonaze @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
We’re calling this month’s edition “Ester on the Green” – patio bingo, weather permitting! So bring your visors & dancing shoes (just in case) and get ready to have some fun! Ten games will be played, each with a prize … Read More
Jun
26
Wed
5:00 pm $4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still Society Members @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Exclusive Happy Hour for Copper Still Society members and a guest. $4 cocktails start at 5pm. Want in on the $4 Happy Hour? Join the Copper Still Society.
Jul
1
Mon
7:00 pm Shrub Cocktail Class
Shrub Cocktail Class
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shrub Cocktail Class
Shrubs combine the right balance of sweet and tart through a mix of drinking vinegar, sugar and fruit. The result is a sweet and also acidic syrup that can be enjoyed either mixed with spirits for a great cocktail, or … Read More
Jul
3
Wed
5:00 pm $4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still Society Members @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Exclusive Happy Hour for Copper Still Society members and a guest. $4 cocktails start at 5pm. Want in on the $4 Happy Hour? Join the Copper Still Society.
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