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Traverse City Distilleries & Cider Houses

This is the ever-growing list of Distilleries and Cider Houses located in Traverse City and within an hour drive! We listed locations, hours and phone numbers as shown on their websites. It’s best to call first because many have summer and winter hours.

You don’t dare hit them all in one day, so you’ll need to decide what you’re looking for. We recommend hitting one or more distilleries as part of your brewery, winery, cider house and distillery tour. Four to six stops is usually more than enough before you’re ready to call it a day and grab a bite to eat.


Some of our distilleries are gaining national recognition; for example, Iron Fish Distillery and Ethanology brought home medals from the Annual Craft Spirits Conference & Expo presented by the American Distilling Institute in 2019:

Iron Fish medaled for their Michigan Rye Vodka and Ethanology medaled for their Mel Vocatus.

We’ve also included our hard cider tasting rooms because they are great stops to add along your distillery tour.