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The latest from Rehorst - September 2013




The Monthly Newsletter of Wisconsin's First & Finest Craft Distillery


In This Issue

Discount on MKE Cocktail Week Kickoff

Chicago Independent Spirits Expo

New Merchandise

Order Online


Custom Mini Bottles

Hold an Event at the Distillery

Smashing Pumpkin Party

Milwaukee Cocktail Week

Door Open Milwaukee

Drink of the Month

Start Planning YOUR Holiday Party


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24 Hour Sale!

If you've been waiting to buy your tickets to the

Milwaukee Cocktail Week Tailgate Kickoff Event on September 22nd, you're in luck. But you need to act fast.

For just 24 short hours (from 12pm today until 12pm on Thursday, September 19th), get two tickets for the price of one with our TWO POINT CONVERSION ticket.  That's two tickets for just $30.


Enjoy tailgate fare from 7 awesome restaurants paired with expertly crafted cocktails from 7 bars while watching the Packers eat the Bengals alive on the big screen at Horny Goat Hideaway.






If you are in Chicago, come see us at: 

The Chicago Independent Spirits Expo!

Wed. September 25th



Meet the distillers, brand owners, importers and others who make it possible for you to enjoy a great a variety of small batch, unique and artisinal spirits from around the world.




New merchandise in the Tasting Room Shop! 


Bung Magnets with our logo!


Great for gifts and souvenirs!


Stop in and pick one up today!!  





Can't find us in your area? Order our spirits online!

Want our products but can't find them in your area? Order from our friends at one of these fine internet retailers!







Distillery Tours


Great Lakes Distillery is open for tours and tastings! Come try our products and learn how we make them. 


Tasting Room Hours


Mon-Thurs: 11AM to 8PM.

Friday & Saturday: 11AM to 10PM

Sunday: 11AM to 8PM 


Tour Times


1, 3, & 5 Sunday-Thursday

1, 3, 5, & 6 on Friday

1, 2, 3, & 4 on Saturday

More Tour Info Here. 






    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   






Planning a Party?Looking for a Unique Event Space?

Consider the Great Lakes Distillery! We have several space options and open dates!!


More info on our website or email us with your details. 





Where did the summer go?


There's really only one good thing about summer's end: 

the Pumpkin Spirit is here!  You can find it at your favorite liquor stores, bars, restaurants, and right here in our Tasting Room!


In this issue we'll tell you about some great stuff including; Our very own Matt has created an awesome cocktail using the Pumpkin Spirit, Milwaukee Cocktail week starts this Sunday! There are many great events included. Doors Open Milwaukee happens this weekend. 

Guy and Peter will be at the Chicago Independent Spirits Expo next week.


 Details below...


Also, We're happy to announce we are now in 2 additional states - Nebraska and Oklahoma!  Click HERE for a listing & map of our availability.


The events continue through this month so get your calendars ready once again, here we go!





The Great Pumpkin is Released!


Our Pumpkin Spirit is making it's way into the nations bars restaurants and stores right now. This years batch is special one (they always are). Made from Lakefront Brewery's delicious pumpkin beer, this year we've aged it in a combination of new charred oak barrels, used Rum barrels, Bourbon barrels and a used Cabernet Sauvignon barrel!


Remember, this is a seasonal spirit and when we're out, it's gone until next year. More info here.


Coming in October at Great Lakes Distillery along with Yelp:


Smashing Pumpkin Party!
Watch the next newsletter, our website, and FB page for more info!

Saturday, October 19th



Pumpkin Pie Contest

Carved Pumpkin Contest (carve it at home & bring it with you!)

Dip your own bottle of Pumpkin Spirit

Pumpkin Punch


Light snacks

Special Pumpkin Spirit Drinks


More info to come...




Featured Article

Milwaukee Cocktail Week 

September 22nd - September 28th


Great Lakes Distillery will be participating in a number of events including the 

Kick Off Event at Horny Goat Hideaway and dinners at  C. 1880

Blue Jacket, & The Eatery


We'll also be hosting a 

Milwaukee Cocktail Week Special Tour 

given by Guy Rehorst on Monday, September 23rd at 6pm. $7 per person. Participants will taste something new and exciting!


Be sure to check out the Event Schedule for more information!!




Great Lakes Distillery is proud to be participating in 

Doors Open Milwaukee

Saturday Sept 21st & 

Sunday Sept 22nd


DOORS OPEN MILWAUKEE is Historic Milwaukee's most ambitious project.

As a nonprofit organization, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has been dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee's history, architecture, and the preservation of our built more 









September Drink of the Month: 
The Indian Summer Sour

Matt came up with this month's cocktail.  He calls it "a perfect transition from summer to autumn."


2oz GLD Pumpkin Spirit

3/4oz fresh lemon juice

1/2oz peach or apricot preserves

3/4oz egg whites

grated nutmeg 



Shake all ingredients (except nutmeg) for 30sec in a cocktail shaker with no ice.  Add ice and shake for another 30sec.   Strain into a cocktail glass & top with grated nutmeg.  Enjoy!


Visit our online Cocktail Database for more ideas or to submit your own recipes!



It's time to start thinking about your company holiday party!

Consider the Great Lakes Distillery - 

we have several space options and lots of open dates as of now!


More info on our website or email us with your details. 





Don't forget, our Pumpkin Spirit is available right now! Ask your favorite retailer for it and look for it in your favorite bars. I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events and during Milwaukee Cocktail Week! 

Yours in Spirits,


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).
Kinnickinnic Whiskey is 43% Alcohol by Volume (86 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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