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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 andtraditions 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

11:00 pm Black Friday @ Great Lakes Distillery
Black Friday @ Great Lakes Distillery
Nov 24 @ 11:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm
Black Friday @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
“Craft” a Holiday Gift at GLD! Select items (details to come) for your gift box and have it wrapped right in the tasting room, while sipping on a cocktail – what could be easier? We’ll have Bloody Marys on special … Read More
6:00 pm Repeal Reserve Rye Release & Party @ Great Lakes Distillery
Repeal Reserve Rye Release & Party @ Great Lakes Distillery
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Repeal Reserve Rye Release & Party @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
*Get your 2017 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 *Repeal Era attire welcome This is a limited release available … Read More