List of Midwest Distilleries

We love to drink locally over here at The Midwestival (exhibit A, exhibit B...), and we've been thrilled to see so many craft distilleries popping up in our region. To celebrate, we've put together a little guide to Midwestern distilleries where you can whet your whistle now (or soon — some of them are so new that they haven't even opened yet!)

Cheers!

P.S. This directory is a living thing. If you have any other favorite Midwestern-made booze to add to this list, please let us know.

Guide by Annie D'Souza
Photos by
Katie Cannon


Midwest Distillery Directory

Updated May 9, 2019

Illinois

Apalogue Spirited Liqueurs, Thorton, IL
Black Dog Distillery, Plainfield, IL
Blaum Bros. Distillery, Galena, IL
CH Distillery, Chicago, IL
Chicago Distilling Company, Chicago, IL
Copper Fiddle Distillery, Lake Zurich, IL
Copper Ridge Distillery, Danville, IL
FEW Spirits, Evanston, IL (we mentioned these guys and their not-quite-malört here!)
Fox River Distilling, Geneva, IL
Frankfort Spirits, Frankfort, IL
Grand River Spirits, Carbondale, IL
JK Williams Distillery, East Peoria, IL
Koval Distillery, Chicago, IL
Letherbee Distillers, Chicago, IL
Maplewood Brewing & Distillery, Chicago, IL
Mastermind, Pontoon Beach, IL
North Shore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL
Oppidan Spirits, Wheeling, IL
Quincy Street Distillery, Riverside, IL
Rhine Hall Distillery, Chicago, IL
Rush Creek Distilling, Harvard, IL
Tailwinds Distillery, Plainfield, IL
Star Union Spirits, Peru, IL
Stumpy's Spirits, Columbia, IL
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., DeKalb, IL
Wondertucky Distillery, Woodstock, IL

Iowa

Artisan Grain Distillery, Davenport, IA
Broadbent Distillery, Norwalk, IA
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, Swisher, IA
Dehner Distillery, Clive, IA
Iowa Distilling Company, Cumming, IA
Legendary Rye, Carroll, IA
Mississippi River Distilling Company, Le Claire, IA
Sipp'n Sweet Corn Whiskey, Grimes, IA
Templeton Rye Distillery, Templeton, IA
Werner Distillery, Holstein, IA

Indiana

1205 Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
18, South Bend, IN
8th Day Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
Bear Wallow Distillery, Nashville, IN
Cardinal Spirits, Bloomington, IN
Hard Truth Distilling, Nashville, IN
Heartland Distillers, Indianapolis, IN
Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
Huber’s Starlight Distillery, Starlight, IN
Hunt Club Distillery, Sheridan, IN
The Indiana Whiskey Co., South Bend, IN
Kinsmen Distillery, Newtown, IN
Mogul Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
Oakley Brothers Distillery,  Anderson, IN
Old 55 Distillery, Newton, IN
Starlight Distillery, Borden, IN
West Fork Whiskey, Indianapolis, IN

Kansas

Boot Hill Distillery, Dodge City, KS
Bull Creek Distilling, Spring Hill, KS
High Plains Distillery, Atchison, KS
Union Horse Distillery, Lenexa, KS
Wheat State Distilling, Wichita, KS

MICHIGAN

American Fifth Spirits, Lansing, MI
Ann Arbor Distilling Co., Ann Arbor, MI
Bier Distillery, Comstock Park, MI
Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, MI
Cellar Brewing Co., Sparta, MI
Civilized Spirits, Traverse City, MI
Coppercraft Distillery, Holland, MI
Copper Kettle Distilling Company, Prudenville, MI
Detroit City Distillery, Detroit, MI
Divine Spirits, Baroda, MI
Ethanology Distillation, Elk Rapids, MI
Green Door Distilling, Kalamazoo, MI
Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City, MI
Grey Skies Distillery, Grand Rapids, MI
Griffin Claw Brewing Company, Birmingham, MI
Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville, MI
Iron Shoe Distillery, Niles, MI
Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, MI
Les Cheneaux Distillers, Cedarville, MI
Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids, MI
Mammoth Distilling, Central Lake, MI
Michigan Moonshine Distillery, Grandville, MI
Michigrain Distillery, Lansing, MI
Motor City Gas Whiskey, Royal Oak, MI
New Holland Brewing, Holland, MI
Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau, MI
Old Town Distillery, Saginaw, MI
Red Cedar Spirits, East Lansing, MI
Round Barn, Baroda, MI
Rusted Crow Spirits, Dearborn, MI
Sanctuary Spirits, Grand Ledge, MI
Two James Distillery, Detroit, MI
Ugly Dog Distillery, Chelsea, MI
Wise Men Distillery, Grand Rapids, MI
Valentine Distilling, Ferndale, MI

Minnesota

10,000 Drops Craft Distillers, Faribault, MN
11 Wells, St. Paul, MN
Bent Brewstillery, Roseville, MN
Brother Justus Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Copper Wing Distillery, St. Louis Park, MN
Crooked Water Spirits, Minneapolis, MN
Dampfwerk Distilling, St. Louis Park, MN
Du Nord Craft Spirits, Minneapolis, MN (we wrote a whole story about them here!)
Far North Spirits, Hallock, MN
Flying Dutchman Distillery, Eden Prairie, MN
Isanti Spirits, Isanti, MN
J. Carver Distillery, Waconia, MN
Lawless Distilling Company, Minneapolis, MN
Loon Liquors, Northfield, MN
Lost Falls Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Millers and Saints, St. Louis Park, MN
Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Panther Distillery, Osakis, MN
Prairie Organic Spirits (subsidiary of Phillips), Benson, MN (we made drinks with their vodka here!)
Rock Filter Distillery, Spring Grove, MN
Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, Minneapolis, MN
Sherwood Winery & Distillery, Duluth, MN
Skaalvenn Distillery, Brooklyn Park, MN
Studio Distilling, St. Paul, MN
Tattersall Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Twin Spirits Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Walsh Distillery, Shakopee, MN
Wander North Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Vikre Distillery, Duluth, MN (we wrote about them here)

Missouri

Copper Run Distillery , Walnut Shade, MO
Crown Valley Distillery, Ste. Genevieve, MO
Dogmaster Distillery, Columbia, MO
Holladay Distillery, Weston, MO
J. Rieger & Co, Kansas City, MO
Lifted Spirits, Kansas City, KS
Mad Buffalo Distillery, Union, MO
Mid-Best Distillery, Gravois Mills, MO
Of the Earth Farm Distillery, Rayville, MO
Ozark Distillery, Osage Beach, MO
Ozark Hills Moonshine, Chadwick, MO
Pinckney Bend Distilling Co., New Haven, MO
Restless Spirits, Kansas City, KS
S.D. Strong Distilling, Parkville, MO
Square One Distillery, St. Louis, MO
Still 630, St. Louis, MO
T's Redneck Distillery, Lebanon, MO
Tom’s Town Distilling Co., Kansas City, KS
Wood Hat Spirits,  New Florence, MO

Nebraska

Brickway Distillery , Omaha, NE
Cut Spike Distillery, La Vista, NE
Great Plains Distillery, Scottsbluff, NE

North Dakota

Jeff Taylor Distillery , Burlington, ND/
Proof Artisan Distillers, Fargo, ND
Maple River Distillery, Casselton. ND
Red Pine Distillery, Grand Forks, ND

Ohio

Belle of Dayton Distillery , Dayton, OH
Canal Spirits Craft Distillery, Canal Fulton, OH
Cleveland Whiskey, Cleveland, OH
Fifth Element Spirits, Shade, OH
Ernest Scarano Distillery, Fremont, OH
Hocking Hills Moonshine, Logan, OH
Indian Creek Distillery, New Carlisle, OH
John McCulloch Distillery, Martinsville, OH
Middle West Spirits, Columbus, OH
Mill Street Distillery, Utica, OH
Minglewood Distilling Company, Wooster, OH
North Side Distilling, Cincinnati, OH
Oak N' Harbor Distillery, Oak Harbor, OH
Oak & Glory Spirits, Oregonia, OH
Red Eagle Distillery, Geneva, OH
Renaissance Artisan Distillery, Akron, OH
Second Sight Spirits, Ludlow, KY (near Cincinnati)
Seven Brothers Distilling Co., Painesville, OH
Shumrick & Leys Distillery, Cincinnati, OH
Stillwrights Distillery (Flat Rock Spirits), Fairborn, OH
Straitsville Special Moonshine, New Straitsville, OH
Tom's Foolery, Chagrin Falls, OH
Watershed Distillery, Columbus, OH
Woodstone Creek Distillery, Cincinnati, OH

South Dakota

Badlands Distillery, Kadoka, SD
Black Hills Dakota Distillery, Sturgis, SD
Dakota Spirits Distillery , Pierre, SD
Glacial Lakes Distillery, Watertown, SD

Wisconsin

45th Parallel Distillery, New Richmond, W
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery, Burlington, WI
Central Standard Craft Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Clover Meadow, Shell Lake, WI
Copper Crow Distillery, Bayfield, WI
Dancing Goat Distillery, Cambridge, WI
Death’s Door Spirits, Madison, WI
Driftless Glen Distillery, Baraboo, WI
Door County Distillery, Carlsville, WI
Great Northern Distillery, Plover, WI
Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Handen Distillery, Cedarburg, WI
Hatch Distilling, Egg Harbor, WI
Infinity Beverages, Eau Claire, WI
J. Henry & Sons Farm, Dane, WI
La Crosse Distilling Co, La Crosse, Wi
Lo Artisan Distillery, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Minhas Distillery, Monroe, WI
Northern Waters Distillery, Minocqua, WI
Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, WI
River Bend Distilling, Chippewa Falls, WI
Smooth Sailing, Coleman, WI
State Line Distillery, Madison, WI
St. Croix Spirits, New Richmond, WI
Twisted Path Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Wollersheim Distillery, Sauk City, WI
Yahara Bay Distillers, Madison, WI

Midwest Distilleries