Great Lakes Distillery

View Website Favorite (4) 616 W Virginia St - Milwaukee, WI 53204
Information: 414-431-8683

Tasting Room Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat: 11am-Midnight. Public Tours: Sun-Thurs: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, Fri: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6pm, Sat: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Private tours for 15 or more available during non-public tour times, call ahead to set up an appointment.

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. We’re a bit of an anomaly in the spirits business -we actually make our own products! We’re a handful of people devoted to the craft of distilling and creating the best distilled spirits possible. As Wisconsin's first distillery since prohibition 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.
  • Visiting Type
    • Tours
    • Tasting

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Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • The Distillery was able to obtain permission from the federal government (the only distillery to do so) to reuse their product bottles. They encourage customers to return bottles, they are cleaned and refilled.
  • Packaging that comes in with raw materials is reused in the final product packing.
  • The Distillery purchases local cured meats, honey and soda from local sources.