Our Distillery

In Traverse City, you can stumble upon a building on the outskirts of town that hosts a custom built Arnold Holstein still from Germany. For the past decade that still has been utilized to produce the region's premier spirits from grain to bottle, spirits that have received international acclaim and awards. Our distillers make cuts by taste and not by automation. We empty barrels when they're perfect and not on a schedule. Every bottle is inspected and capped by hand, and all of that results in a genuinely handcrafted spirit that is only accomplished in a true craft distillery.

Our Spirits

It all starts in the soil. Our rye, wheat and corn are grown and harvested just a few miles from the distillery at Send Brothers Farm in Williamsburg, Michigan. The Grand Traverse region is known for our rolling hills, fresh water and harsh seasons, all of which lend well to maintaining hearty and tested crops. ​​

Bins from the farm are delivered weekly to Grand Traverse Distillery, and we mill the yield down into our mash tun at the perfect recipe. Our spirits are a Certified Craft Distilled, Kosher and Pure Michigan at its finest, so much so that we can put it on the bottle.

These perfectly crafted spirits can be tasted in our tasting rooms around the state of Michigan.

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TRUE NORTH

RYE VODKA

DOUBLE GOLD

2017 ADI

TOP 4 IN

THE WORLD

2010 Wine Enthusiast

BEST IN CATEGORY

2017 ADI

FIVE STARS

2018 BevX.com

DOUBLE GOLD

2013 Fifty Best

GOLD

2013 Intl Review

GOLD
2009 Intl Review
GOLD
2008 San Fran
World Spirits
TOP 6 IN
THE WORLD
2009 Wine
Enthusiast
TOP 5 IN
THE WORLD
2008 Wine
Enthusiast

TRUE NORTH WHEAT VODKA

GOLD
2016 Intl Review
GOLD
2013 Intl Review
GOLD
2009 Intl Review
4-STAR
2009 Beverage Experts

TRUE NORTH CHERRY VODKA

SILVER
2009 Intl Review
BRONZE
2008 San Fran
World Spirits
3 Stars
2008 Spirit Journal

TRUE NORTH CHIPOTLE VODKA

GOLD
2017 Tastings.com
BRONZE
2017 ADI

PENINSULA GIN

PENINSULA GIN

GOLD
2016 Intl Review
SILVER
2016 San Fran
World Spirits
5 Stars
2015 Beverage
Experts
GOLD
2015 Fifty Best
SILVER
2015 Intl Review
SILVER
2017 Tastings.com
SILVER
2014 San Fran
World Spirits

BARREL AGED

PENINSULA GIN

4/5 Stars
BevX

OLE GEORGE

RYE WHISKEY

FIVE STARS
2018 BevX.com
GOLD
2017 San Fran
World Spirits
GOLD
2013 Fifty Best
GOLD
2013 ADI
BRONZE
Cask Strength
2017 ADI
SILVER
2017 ADI
BEST OF CATEGORY
2013 ADI
SILVER
2014 ADI

DOUBLE BARREL

OLE GEORGE RYE WHISKEY

GOLD
2018 World
Whiskey Awards

BOURBON WHISKEY

SILVER
2017 ADI
GOLD
2017 Fifty Best
GOLD
2014 Fifty Best

ISLAY RYE WHISKEY

GOLD
2017 ADI