Let Your Spirits Soar on Our Distillery Tours
Whatever your taste in spirits, you’ll discover great libations during our unique tours of distilleries in the Traverse City area and on Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula.
At the craft distilleries you’ll sample traditional spirits like bourbon, gin, rum, vodka, and whiskey. But you’ll also find more unusual beverages like agave, cherry liqueur with a whiskey base, sakura, and horseradish vodka.
At some you’ll talk to the distillers themselves. They’ll explain how they craft their small-batch spirits with locally harvested grains and other ingredients. Some distilleries offer guided tours of their production facilities.
Sit back in our luxurious Mercedes-Benz Sprinter high-top and let our knowledgeable chauffeur/guides take you on a custom tour of distilleries based on your tastes and interests. You can choose from the distilleries listed below – and we’ll be happy to make recommendations!
Pricing for private group tours depends on which vehicle you choose and the length of your tour. Visit the page about our fleet for details.
Call Grand Traverse Tours today at [phone] or email us at [email protected] so we can start planning your Grand distillery tour!
Distilleries We Visit
Ethanology Distillation makes its spirts from grain, honey, and fruit sourced from local farmers. The Elk Rapids distillery produces extremely small batches of gin, vodka, whiskey, and Mel, a spirit that starts with a base of northern Michigan honey.
Grand Traverse Distillery is a family-run craft distillery that uses local ingredients whenever possible in its spirits, which include various whiskeys, bourbon, gin, rum, rye vodka, wheat vodka, and flavored vodkas.
Iron Fish Distillery has legions of fans despite being located down a dirt road at a farm in Thompsonville. The distillery is Michigan’s first farm distillery, and many ingredients are grown on the farm. Its libations include gin, vodka, rum, and bourbon, among others.
Jolly Pumpkin is a restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula that offers its own craft distilled spirits. The selection includes agave, bourbon, gin, rum, sakura, vodka, and various whiskeys.
Mammoth Distilling has a cocktail lounge in Traverse City, along with tasting rooms in Bellaire and Central Lake. It makes bourbon, gin, rum, rye, vodka, whiskey, and cherry liqueur with a whiskey base.
Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau on the Leelanau Peninsula offers free tastings of its bourbon, cherry vodka, gin, ginger liqueur, moonshine, rum, vodka, and other spirits. Its Horseradish Vodka has many fans.
Traverse City Whiskey Company offers whiskey and whiskey-based cocktails in its Traverse City tasting room.