About Grand Traverse Distillery

On Michigan’s pinkie, straddling the shoreline of Lake Michigan, is Grand Traverse Distillery. A father-son duo own and operate this independent distillery, Northern Michigan’s first since the end of Prohibition.

Founded in 2005, the seeds for Grand Traverse Distillery had been growing in owner and founder Kent Rabish since he was a child. Growing up on a small farm, Kent and his siblings happened upon three jugs with cork and cheesecloth still attached. Grandpa George was putting his excess grain and corn to good use. Grand Traverse Distillery embraces that same mantra George clearly shared. Waste not, want not.

Grand Traverse Distillery’s award-winning line of craft spirits has something for everyone. At home in the ‘Cherry Capital of the World,’ they have a couple of cherry infused offerings. Perfect for a Manhattan, they have the subtle Cherry Whiskey. If you prefer a less-subtle cherry offering, then their sweet True North Cherry vodka is what you’re looking for

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