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The latest from Rehorst: December Distillery Newsletter- Prohibition repealed




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


In This Issue

Social Media

Holidays Around the World

New Merchandise

Order Online


Custom Mini Bottles

Hold an Event at the Distillery

Repeal Day

Largest Bloody Mary Party

Drink of the Month


Gluten in Spirits


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Milwaukee Harley for the 3rd Annual Holidays Around the World!!


This year GLD is representing Russia with special cocktail samples & samples of our spirits!  Suggested donation of $5 for Toys for Tots or a new, unwrapped toy!




Do your Holiday shopping right here at Great Lakes Distillery!


Get our products, glasses, t-shirts, sweatshirts, books, hats, gift cards, and much more!!


Available now in the Tasting Room.





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 


Christmas Eve:  Closed

Christmas Day:  Closed

New Years Day:  Closed


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. 





Happy Holidays!


We'll be celebrating Repeal Day tomorrow night (Thursday) & making Milwaukee's largest Bloody Mary on Sunday!  Also that popular holiday, Festivus is coming up soon! 


This month be sure to stop in for our events, bring friends/family in for a tour, do some holiday shopping, or just come in and have a cocktail in the Tasting Room!


Read on for details!







This Thursday is Repeal Day!!

Celebrate with us!


Thursday, Dec 5th 6-10pm


$10 Admission


Music, Menomonee Valley Rye cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, plus - Rye samples from 7-8pm & watch this year's Rye being barreled at 8pm!


*After party at 42 Lounge*

326 E Mason St











4th Annual Milwaukee's Largest Bloody Mary Party

Sunday December 8th 10am-5pm

Once again, we've teamed up with Jimmy Luv's & Klements for this annual event!

Special garnishes from Prodigal!

Don't worry - you won't miss the game, we'll have it on upstairs & downstairs!




Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more events & tastings!!




December Drink of the Month: 


This drink tastes like a Holiday in the tropics!   Perfect for dreaming about that winter vacation....


1oz coconut cream

1oz OJ

1oz Pineapple Juice

2oz Roaring Dan's Rum


Shake vigorously for 40 seconds, strain into a collins glass with ice & top with grated nutmeg.



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




Coming up December 23rd:




**Watch our website & Facebook page for details**





Distilled! (our blog)

WI's Tasting Laws Need Changing

Wisconsin currently allows sampling of beer and wine in licensed retailers. Spirits are not allowed to be sampled in those same licensed stores. Unfortunate because sampling is a responsible method of marketing our products and it helps the consumer make an informed choice. Quality spirits tend to be sold at a higher price point which discourages an impulse buy for consumers. Our best marketing? Getting people to taste our products. Consumers win because they can make an informed decision as to whether they want to spend their dollars on our products or not. In store sampling is currently permitted in 38 states including every state surrounding Wisconsin, so why not us?          

... Read on here.




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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