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

Sep
18
Wed
5:00 pm $4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Sep 18 @ 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.
Sep
24
Tue
7:00 pm Drag Queen Bingo! @ Great Lakes Distillery
Drag Queen Bingo! @ Great Lakes Distillery
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drag Queen Bingo! @ Great Lakes Distillery | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Ester Flonaze is back again! Bring your visors & lucky charms and get ready to have some fun! Ten games will be played, each with a prize provided by Great Lakes Distillery, including bottles, merchandise, and white elephant surprises. Free … Read More
Sep
25
Wed
5:00 pm $4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
$4 Happy Hour for Copper Still S... @ Great Lakes Distillery
Sep 25 @ 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.
Sep
28
Sat
1:00 pm Hero’s Haul Fire Truck Pull – 2019 @ Great Lakes Distillery
Hero’s Haul Fire Truck Pull – 2019 @ Great Lakes Distillery
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at the fourth annual HERO’S HAUL FIRE TRUCK PULL hosted by Warm Up Winter, the Milwaukee Firefighters for Operation Warm at the Great Lakes Distillery. Teams of ten race to pull a fire truck a full city block … Read More
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