Grand Traverse Distillery is pleased to announce a new addition to our family of Michigan distilled spirits, Michigan Whiskey. Our customers can now come in to the distillery and chose their own whiskey barrel in one of three sizes; 2, 3, or 5 liter. These small custom whiskey barrels are hand crafted from American white oak and charred on the inside just like the big boys that we use for aging our whiskeys. We offer 5 different un-aged whiskey distillations in terms of grains; corn, rye, wheat, malted barley, and a peated malted barley. With these different grain options you can come in and create your own custom whiskey. The whiskey is sold separately in one liter bottles at 125 proof. We have found that the aging process at this high proof is preferred over a lower proof and you will be able to enjoy your whiskey in about 6 months. Just add water to lower the proof to the level you enjoy. We provide detailed instruction with the sale of the barrels. For example, if you chose the 3L barrel and fill with 3L of our 125 proof whiskey after aging, (around 6 months), add 1.5L of water (distilled water is best). You will now have over 5 bottles (750-ml) of your own custom aged whiskey to enjoy. Then, come in to the distillery to purchase more un-aged whiskey and repeat the process.
We are excited to offer customers this custom whiskey experience and know you will enjoy your own personal whiskey, designed by you and aged to your taste.