Great Lakes Distillery

View Website Favorite (5) 616 W Virginia St - Milwaukee, WI 53204
Information: 414-431-8683

Tasting Room Hours: Sun: 11am-8pm, Mon-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. Great Lakes Distillery is the first distillery to open in Wisconsin since Prohibition. Our spirits 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. We are anxious to share our unique products and look forward to meeting people who appreciate high quality craft distilled spirits. Come tour our distillery when you're in Milwaukee.

  • Tour Type
    • Brewery
    • Wineries
  • Visiting Type
    • Tours
    • Tasting

Nearby Places

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Wisconsin Comic Convention 2019 6/28/2019 - 6/30/2019 Milwaukee - 0.86 miles away
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Summerfest 6/26/2019 - 7/07/2019 Milwaukee - 1.04 miles away
3
Oak Creek Traveling Food Truck Tour 5/22/2019 Oak Creek - 8.87 miles away
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Outdoor Movie Night 6/28/2019 Oak Creek - 8.87 miles away
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Starry Nights Outdoor Concert Series 6/28/2019 - 8/16/2019 Brookfield - 12.62 miles away
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Kids from Wisconsin Performance at Music in the Glen 6/26/2019 Mequon - 13.97 miles away
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Kids from Wisconsin at Mukwonago 6/28/2019 Mukwonago - 23.76 miles away
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Holy Hill Art Farm - Tribute Concerts 6/28/2019 Hubertus - 24.13 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified

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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.