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
19
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 19 @ 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.
Feb
20
Thu
7:00 pm SOLD OUT! Prohibition Era Cockta... @ Great Lakes Distillery
SOLD OUT! Prohibition Era Cockta... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Prohibition Era Cocktail Class @ Great Lakes Distillery
Join Ross and Brendan for the second Great Lakes Distillery Cocktail Class of 2020: Prohibition Era Cocktails. Prohibition was an almost 14 year stretch where intoxicating beverages were supposedly illegal. Through ingenuity, planning, loopholes, the medical community, and a few … Read More
Feb
25
Tue
4:00 pm Fat Tuesday Craft Cocktail Serie... @ Cafe At The Plaza
Fat Tuesday Craft Cocktail Serie... @ Cafe At The Plaza
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We invite you to join us at our first event featuring our exciting new partnership with Milwaukee’s own, Great Lakes Distillery – The Café’s Craft Cocktail Series. Celebrating all the famous flavors of New Orleans, the friendly mixologists from Great … Read More
6:00 pm Absinthe Minded 2020 @ Great Lakes Distillery
Absinthe Minded 2020 @ Great Lakes Distillery
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Absinthe Minded 2020 @ Great Lakes Distillery
Absinthe minded is back! Come by on as we celebrate all things absinthe. We will have free absinthe samples, special absinthe cocktails (including a slush), tarot readings, and a King Cake. Find the baby, win a prize!
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