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The Monthly Newsletter of Wisconsin's First & Finest Craft Distillery
In This Issue
Custom Mini Bottles
New Glassware
Fun Holiday Facts
Upcoming Events
Pumpkin Old Fashioned

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A Great Gift for the Holidays!!

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Distillery Tours

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 & Sun Noon to 6PM
Tours are at 2 & 4PM daily with an additional tour at 6PM Fridays. 
Saturday tours at 1, 2, 3 & 4.


Open Sundays through the holidays with tours at 2 & 4.    
    Custom Mini Bottles
Gift giving just got easier...
Whether for a wedding reception, family function, holidays or corporate giving, mini bottles (50ml) make a great gift.   


We can incorporate a logo or photo of your choice on mini bottles of Vodka, Citrus and Honey Vodka, Gin, Kinnickinnic Whiskey or Roaring Dan's Rum. 


Minimum order of 25 bottles.  Pricing starts at $4.95/bottle with price breaks for larger orders.  Call 414-431-8683 x114 or email   

Featured Article


As the holiday season approaches we tend to think more about giving and gatherings with close friends and family.  It is a time of reflection, appreciation and celebration.  This year at Great Lakes Distillery we have very much to be thankful for....We have just finished two great events...our Largest Bloody Mary Party where we raised $1750 and over 1200 lbs of food for the Hunger Task Force and our 2nd Annual Women's Expo that showcased local vendors and artists selling their wares.  Both were highly successful! 

In the coming weeks we will not only be celebrating traditional holidays...we will also celebrate a few NON-traditional events.  Saturday, December 3rd we will be hosting our 3rd Repeal Day Party and Friday, December 23rd is our Festivus Celebration!  With pancakes!

GLD is now open Sunday's through the holidays from noon to 6pm with tours at 2pm and 4pm.  Remember to stop at your local retailer for Great Lakes Distillery products to bring a bottle to the hosts of all your own great parties this season!

Details below...

New GLD Glassware has Arrived!      


Ever wonder what to get that someone that has everything??  We have received a new shipment of original Great Lakes Distillery glassware that is sure to please just about everyone on your Holiday gift giving lists!  We have shot, rocks, tumblers, Glencairn and martini glasses to choose from.  We even have metal flasks.      


Stop down to the Distillery any day of the week to check out these new styles we have in for the holidays!  We also have many different selections of holiday gift baskets pre made for easy shopping!  New clothing is in as well!        


 Puritans to Holiday facts from the past.
Not all holiday celebrations have always been the same...check out some of these fun facts!

While there wasn't any cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin pie to eat at the first Thanksgiving, there was beer, brandy, gin, and wine to drink.

More fun facts here ...

Repeal Day Party and Festivus!



Great Lakes Distillery is hosting it's 3rd Annual Repeal Day Party Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm!  Be the first to try a sample of a prior years Repeal Day Rye!  The first 150 guests will get a ticket to enjoy a sample.  Repeal Day Rye is limited and unavailable for tasting any other day of the year!  It is also only MADE this one day of each year and it is not for sale (yet!)  There will be food and music provided as well!    



Friday, December 23rd marks the Seinfeld created holiday, Festivus!  We have it all....the metal pole, the airing of the grievances, the feats of strength AND we add our own twist.  PANCAKES!  This is a super fun party that is not to be missed!  What is better than pancakes and GLD spirits!?     


Cocktail of the Month--Pumpkin Old Fashioned!
A Distillery favorite! Perfect for that Thanksgiving day afternoon cocktail.

-2 oz Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Spirit
-1 sugar cube
-½ orange slice
2 dashes Angostura bitters  

-Seltzer water                (optional)

Muddle sugar, orange and bitters in a highball glass, add Pumpkin spirit, add ice and optional seltzer water.  Garnish with a thick orange zest.


We hope you have a great holiday season and come visit us for a free tour!  Cheers!

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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