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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

Oct
19
Fri
6:00 pm Fall Gallery Night w/Jaclyn Green @ Great Lakes Distillery
Fall Gallery Night w/Jaclyn Green @ Great Lakes Distillery
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall Gallery Night w/Jaclyn Green @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Join us for our Fall Gallery Night on Friday, October 19th from 6-9pm. Jaclyn Green will be here showcasing some of her work. She describes her exhibit as: “Rapid Work” All of the pieces in this gallery night were produced … Read More
Oct
20
Sat
6:00 pm Harvest Night – Barrel Aged Old ... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Harvest Night – Barrel Aged Old ... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harvest Night - Barrel Aged Old Fashioneds! @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Free admission! Come celebrate Fall and our seasonal Pumpkin Spirit at Harvest Night! Try Batch 10 of our Seasonal Pumpkin Spirit, we’ll have Barrel Aged Pumpkin Old Fashioned’s on tap plus more cocktails. *Special Cocktails – including Barrel Aged Pumpkin … Read More
Nov
18
Sun
10:00 am Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary ... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary ... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Milwaukee's Largest Bloody Mary Party @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary! Sunday, November 18th 10am-3pm Drink for the hungry – a portion of proceeds from our Bloody Mary sales go to the Hunger Task Force, Inc.! Free admission, but we do ask that you please bring non-perishable food … Read More
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
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