Drag Queen Bingo w/Ester Flonaze @ Great Lakes Distillery
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’re calling this month’s edition “Ester on the Green” – patio bingo, weather permitting! 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 bottles, merchandise, and white elephant surprises.
Free Admission- everyone will receive a 10-pack of cards, free of charge!

Ester Flonaze is not your average Grandmother. Born to a Catholic Sicilian family, she carries with her strong family values and amazing recipes. Things took a turn when she married her second husband Harry, who is Jewish, and she realized she couldn’t cook the things she used to. Aside from taking care of her vegetable husband, she enjoys going to Walmart, watching Murder She Wrote, and playing with bingo balls.

Shrub Cocktail Class
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shrubs combine the right balance of sweet and tart through a mix of drinking vinegar, sugar and fruit. The result is a sweet and also acidic syrup that can be enjoyed either mixed with spirits for a great cocktail, or with just club soda for a refreshing non-alcoholic option.

Join Great Lakes Distillery’s lead cocktail designer Matt on Monday, July 1, for the mother of all cocktail classes. Matt will teach you about the history of shrubs (pirates may be involved), and how to make shrubs and shrub cocktails to enjoy all summer long.

$25 admission fee – get your tickets asap, they sell out quickly!!

Feel free to arrive early to enjoy dinner and a cocktail at the distillery before your class.
A Night of Cigars & Craft Cocktails @ Great Lakes Distillery
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great Lakes Distillery is proud to partner with Metro Cigars and the Brew City Cigar Fest for another night of craft cocktails and fine cigars. Cigars available the night of the event include:

Oliva G Robusto
91-rated medium-bodied cigar with hints of coffee, nuts and wood. This creamy smoke features The Nicarauguan premium cigar is made with an African Cameroon wrapper, Cuban-seed filler and Habano long-leaf fillers.

Macanudo Inspirado Orange Toro
The 92-rated Inspirado Orange is a medium bodied cigar with a Honduran wrapper and a filler from Honduras, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The smoking experience is a spicy and rich buttery smoke highlighted by leather and mesquite qualities complemented by notes of almonds and sweet pepper. The result is spicy and earthy smoke, that’s medium to full body in strength with sweet undertone.

My Father Flor de las Antillas Robusto
This medium body cigar was awarded the prestigious first-place title of Cigar Aficionado’s “25 best Cigars of the Year” with a score of 96 out of 100. Gorgeous to look at and filled with notes of nutmeg and white pepper. Expertly constructed with a gorgeous Corojo wrapper and an all-Nicaraguan binder-tobacco combination.

La Gloria Cuban Serie R Esteli 54
A medium to full body smoke teeming with scrumptious flavors sweet cedar, white pepper, dark chocolate, and caramel. The cold draw brings flavors of hay, yeast, earth, dark cocoa and a distinct raisin sweetness. This cigar features a Connecticut wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler.

These cigars will be paired with special cocktails featuring Great Lakes Distillery spirits designed by master mixologist Matt Tunnell especially for the event. Buy your tickets today, as prices will be higher the night of the event.


What does the pairing include?
The pairing includes a choice of cigar and a craft cocktail.

The event is sold out online, are there walk-in tickets available?
Yes. Additional cigars and cocktails will be available for sale during the event. Buy your tickets today, as prices will be higher the night of the event.

Is the facility handicap accessible?

Do you offer food?
Yes! The Great Lakes Galley is open with food options to enjoy before of after your tour. More information about Great Lakes Galley can be found at

Can I purchase your products when I visit?
Yes, we have a retail area in our tasting room that carries all of our spirits, as well as t-shirts, glassware, etc.