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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

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The Monthly Newsletter of Wisconsin's First & Finest Craft Distillery
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Malt Whisky Release!
Absinthe Wins Gold!

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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, Roaring Dan Rum, Amerique 1912 Absinthe and they even have a limited number of our Pumpkin Spirit bottles.


Distillery Tours

New Saturday Hours!
Great Lakes Distillery is open for tours and tastings! Come try our products and learn how we make them. Tasting room hours are;
Mon-Thurs Noon to 6PM.
Friday Noon to 8PM
Sat Noon to 6PM 
Tours are at 2 & 4PM daily with an additional tour at 6PM Fridays. 
Saturday tours at 1, 2, 3 & 4.

(Closed Sundays)

(Check our website or call for updates as we sometimes have to cancel tours to accomodate events.) 

Spring is near! In this issue we have a new limited Whisky release to tell you about (goes on sale this Saturday). More awards for our Absinthe and Cupcakes!

 Details below...

 A Very Limited Malt Whisky Release

You may remember last year we released our Test Batch Bourbon. It was sold out on a cold Saturday afternoon in March. This year we're releasing our Test Batch Malt Whisky. If you're not familiar with the term malt whisky, it refers to the fact that the whisky is produced from malted barley (this is similar to Scotch).

Because last years sale was so overwhelming, we decided to sell our Malt Whisky a little different this year. We're holding a release party this Saturday April 2nd. If it's anything like last years sale, there won't be any available Monday. This year we are selling a ticket online that entitles you to a bottle. This ticket limits you to one bottle only and you may only purchase a maximum of two tickets. This malt is only available at our tasting room- not available in stores- we just don't have enough. Tickets for the release party are $55 which includes one bottle, complimentary tasting glass, product sample and light appetizers. Price includes sales tax but does not include ticket service fees.

You MUST have a ticket to attend this event!
About the Whisky- 
Only 216 (375ml) bottles were produced. We call it our triple barrel Malt because it was aged in three different woods. 

The technical details-
  • Only 216- (375ml) bottles were produced.
  • Bottled at 92 proof (46% Alcohol by Volume)
  • Each bottle signed and numbered by distiller Doug MacKenzie and distillery founder Guy Rehorst
  • Triple barreled- Aged in new charred oak barrels, then a used bourbon barrel and finished in a French Oak barrel that previously held Pinot Noir. 
  • When this is gone it's gone for good. We'll make more whisky but it won't exactly be like this.

Sale Details-
Last year we didn't anticipate the demand for our Test Batch Bourbon (and ended up with a lot of people waiting in the cold and many turned away) so this year we're doing things a little differently.  
Bottles will be pre-sold through our ticketing system, if you don't have a ticket you won't be admitted to the event. No rush to get to the distillery, if you have a ticket you will get a bottle anytime you show up after 7PM.

It happens at our Distillery in Milwaukee. All the fun begins at 7:00 and goes until 11:00. Plenty of free parking! Hope to see you there! 

The Event-
Pick up your bottle
Enjoy a sample tasting of the spirit (so you don't have to open your own bottle right away)
Your very own Glencairn spirit tasting glass
Cash bar where you can enjoy cocktails and complimentary light appetizers.   Tickets for the event are $55 including sales tax (but not including ticket service fees)


When: Saturday April 2nd (This Saturday!)
Time: 7:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: Great Lakes Distillery- 616 W Virginia St. Milwaukee

More Medals For Our Absinthe

Last month we told you about our Absinthe winning gold medals from BTI, this month we are pleased to report that we won again at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

Amerique 1912 Absinthe Verte won Gold.
Amerique 1912 Absinthe Rouge won Bronze.

You can learn more about our absinthe here. 


Also read the reviews at Spirits Review- Verte & Rouge.

Speaking of Absinthe... Cupcakes
The Milwaukee Cupcake Company is currently featuring a lavender rosewater cupcake, topped with a fluffy, but complex buttercream made with our Absinthe Rouge! Highly recommended!!
Hope you can make it to our Whisky Release!!!

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

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