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Pumpkin Spirit Release Party this Saturday



The Monthly Newsletter of Wisconsin's First Craft Distillery
In This Issue
Event: Pumpkin Release
Cocktail of the Month
Featured Article
Not in Wisconsin? Order our Pumpkin Spirit and Absinthe Online!

Want our products but can't find them in your area? Order online from Binny's. They currently stock our Vodka, Citrus Honey Vodka, Gin, Absinthe and Pumpkin Spirit.


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Great Lakes Distillery is open for tours and tastings! Come try our products and learn how we make them. Tasting room hours are Monday thru Saturday noon to 6PM. Tours are at 2 & 4PM Monday thru Saturday with an additional tour at 6PM Fridays.

Quick Reminder--- our annual Pumpkin Release Party is this Saturday!


 Details below...


Time is Running Out!

Come Celebrate the 3rd annual release of our Pumpkin Spirit!!


(limited number available)

Our Seasonal Pumpkin Spirit has been released! If your not familiar with this fall tradition check out our product site.

Join us on Saturday night October 9th for the release of Great Lakes Distillery's Pumpkin Spirit! Tickets are available online and at the distillery but may be sold out if you wait until Saturday. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails made with the Pumpkin Spirit (cash bar featuring all our spirits), raffle prizes, a fall BBQ menu from Matty's Catering (including lots of pumpkin pie!!), and the sounds of legendary Milwaukee Slim and the HousRockin Blues Revue!!!

Want to dip your own bottle? We will have a station set up to wax dip your own bottle that night only!!

When: Sat Oct 9th
Where: Great Lakes Distillery... 616 W. Virginia St. Milwaukee.
Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Drink: Pumpkin Spirit Cocktail menu (and of course our other fine spirits)
Eat: Complimentary Fall Dinner BBQ from Matty's catering
  • Live Blues from the legendary Milwaukee Slim and the HouseRockin' Blues Revue
  • Raffle prizes
  • Wax dip your very own bottle of Pumpkin Spirit!!

Cost: $20 per person (limited number of tickets sold!!) Order Tickets Today!

Tickets available at

The House Rockin' Blues Revue is a Milwaukee -based Chicago style blues band...a six piece powerhouse that pays tribute to the blues masters of the 50's and 60's. With members who've played with the likes of B.B. King, The Legendary Blues Band, Percy Mayfield, Billy Flynn, Stokes, and Jim Liban to name just a few, this band will get 'em movin' and keeps 'em groovin'. The HouseRockin' Blues Revue dishes out the old school stylings and emotions of such legends as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, Jimmy Rogers, Howlin'Wolf, Big Walter, and Little Walter.

Drink of the Month 
Autumn Harvest Cocktail
This is one of the drinks on the menu Saturday night at the Pumpkin Release party.
Autumn Harvest Cocktail
1.5 oz Pumpkin Spirit
8 drops of Bittercube's Blackstrap Bitters (available at distillery)

In a rocks glass, pour Pumpkin Spirit over ice, top with cider and add a few drops of bitters. Stir and enjoy!

Find more Cocktail Recipes in our Cocktail Database
Hope to see you Saturday! If you can't make it remember you can find our Pumpkin Spirit at many SE WI liquor stores, bars and restaurants. Outside of Wisconsin you can order it from Binny's.

Yours in Spirit,
Guy Rehorst
Great Lakes Distillery, LLC
Rehorst Premium Milwaukee Vodka is 40% Alcohol by Volume (80 Proof).
Rehorst Premium Milwaukee Gin is 44% Alcohol By Volume (88 Proof).
Rehorst Premium Milwaukee Citrus & Honey Flavored Vodka is 40% Alcohol By Volume (80 Proof).
Roaring Dan's Maple Flavored Rum is 45% Alcohol by Volume (90 proof).
Artisan Series Pear Brandy Eau-de-Vie, Grappa and Kirschwasser are 40% Alcohol by Volume (80 Proof).
Drink Responsibly.
Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee WI
Great Lakes Distillery, LLC | 616 W. Virginia St. | Milwaukee | WI | 53204


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