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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

Feb
21
Thu
6:30 pm SOLD OUT – Cheese & Cocktail Pai... @ Great Lakes Distillery
SOLD OUT – Cheese & Cocktail Pai... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT - Cheese & Cocktail Pairing Class @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
On February 21, Sabina Magyar from The Village Cheese Shop in Wauwatosa joins Andy and Jen from Great Lakes Distillery for an evening of classic cocktails and delicious cheeses. Your admission includes 4 cocktail & cheese pairings, a souvenir booklet … Read More
Feb
22
Fri
6:30 pm Board Games with Beverages @ Great Lakes Distillery
Board Games with Beverages @ Great Lakes Distillery
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Board Games with Beverages @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Please join Allia, of the Board Game Beastro in the Tasting Room for a night of board games with beverages. Everyone is welcome, from experienced players all the way down to the freshest of newbies! Feel free to play one … Read More
Feb
27
Wed
5:00 pm $4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Feb 27 @ 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.
Mar
5
Tue
7:00 pm Absinthe Minded Cocktail Event @ Great Lakes Distillery
Absinthe Minded Cocktail Event @ Great Lakes Distillery
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Absinthe Minded Cocktail Event @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Come join us for this free absinthe event! On March 5th, 2007 the US federal government lifted the ban on absinthe. Great Lakes Distillery’s Amerique 1912 Absinthe Verte and Rouge were among the first absinthe spirits ever produced in the … Read More
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