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The latest from Rehorst: February 2014 Distillery Newsletter - Happy Valentines Day!




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


In This Issue

Happy Valentines Day!

Social Media

Private Event Closings

Distill America

Midwest Food Service


Custom Mini Bottles

Ice Sculpting

Blue's Egg Dinner

Dream Dance Dinner

Music & Cocktails

Spirits Infusion with Braise

Drink of the Month

Order Online

Hold an Event at the Distillery



Drink specials AND 20% off Indulgence Chocolates 

 ALL day, Friday February 14th!!



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Just a Heads Up!


We'll be closing on Wed, February 19th

at 6pm for a private event.


We apologize for any inconvenience!




February 22nd is a busy day!  Visit us at:

 Distill America 

6-9pm at the 

Inn on the Park in 



Food & Froth!



7-10pm at the 

Milwaukee Public Museum




Coming up in March:

See us at booth #SSFW07 

along with 

Something Special from Wisconsin






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 


*see above for any special event closings


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   





A lot of fun stuff coming up in the next few weeks, from small pairing dinners to big expos!  Get rid of the winter blahs by joining us where ever you can!      



Read on for details....






Coming up in March:


Our 1st annual ice sculpting competition!  

If you are interested in competing check out this info:

1st Annual Ice Sculpting Competition Info

Competition will be held on March 9th --

more details to follow.









Supper Club Food w/Classic Cocktails featuring our spirits at Blue's Egg 


We're happy to be part of the Blue's Egg dinner club series!  Chef Joe Muench and his team have created a "culinary adventure" that features our spirits! 

Friday, February 21st at 6:30 pm. For more information visit Blue's Egg





Dream Dance Dinner 

Monday, February 24th - 6pm

Great Lakes joins Dream Dance at Potawatomi Casino for a carefully culled five-course dinner. 

More info here.




It's back for February:

Music & Cocktails!


4th Street Elevator

February 20th 6-8pm


Get here early for a good seat!




Introduction to Infused Spirits at:


Our own Matt Tunnell will teach you infusion techniques as well as the flavors to which they are best suited. He will also give recommendations for infusions with our spirits.

For more info go here!




February Drink of the Month:

The Bleeding Heart


The February cocktail is (of course) in honor of Valentines Day!


2 oz KK Whiskey


1 oz Orange Brandy such as Grand Marnier, Grand Gala, or Mathilde Orange XO


.25 oz blood orange juice


.25 oz lemon juice


2 dashes Peychauds Bitters




  Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


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





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!






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. 




As I write this it's snowing again! In the Midwest this has been a brutal winter for a lot of our bars and restaurants. Please make a point of getting out into the world and visiting your favorite bar or restaurant- and don't forget to tip well for great service. A little cold or a little snow doesn't stop me- don't let it stop you!

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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