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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

Aug
23
Fri
7:00 pm Dirty Helen Book & Bourbon Relea... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Dirty Helen Book & Bourbon Relea... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm
Dirty Helen Book & Bourbon Release Party @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Dirty Helen Cromwell was a legendary figure in Milwaukee’s social history. Her speakeasy, then tavern, The Sun Flower Inn, was the hottest spot in town from 1922 to 1961. Feral House publishing is proud to release Helen’s autobiography, Good Time … Read More
Aug
25
Sun
12:00 pm National Dog Day Patio Party @ Great Lakes Distillery
National Dog Day Patio Party @ Great Lakes Distillery
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
National Dog Day Patio Party @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Join us for the annual National Dog Day Patio Party! Sunday, August 25th from 12-4pm Come drink cocktails on our patio with your pup – yes, we will have Watermelon Pup-tinis for the pooches! This year we’ve added an outside … Read More
Aug
27
Tue
7:00 pm Drag Queen Bingo: Ester on the G... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Drag Queen Bingo: Ester on the G... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drag Queen Bingo: Ester on the Green @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
The 3rd “Ester on the Green” patio bingo! 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 provided by Great Lakes Distillery, including … Read More
Aug
28
Wed
5:00 pm $4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Aug 28 @ 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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