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!)


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 December 27, 2016


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
Mastermind, Pontoon Beach, IL
North Shore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL
Oppidan Spirits, Wheeling, IL
Quincy Street Distillery, Riverside, IL
Rhine Hall Distillery, Chicago, IL
Tailwinds Distillery, Plainfield, IL
Stumpy's Spirits, Columbia, IL
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., DeKalb, IL
Wondertucky Distillery, Woodstock, IL


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


Bear Wallow Distillery, Nashville, IN
Cardinal Spirits, Bloomington, IN
Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery, Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana Whiskey Co., South Bend, IN
Kinsmen Distillery, Newtown, IN
Oakley Brothers Distillery,  Anderson, IN
Starlight Distillery, Borden, IN


Dark Horse Distillery, Lenexa, KS
High Plains Distillery, Atchison, KS
Wheat State Distilling, Wichita, KS


American Fifth Spirits, Lansing, MI
Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, MI
Cellar Brewing Co., Sparta, MI
Civilized Spirits, Traverse City, MI
Coppercraft Distillery, Holland, MI
Detroit City Distillery, Detroit, MI
Divine Spirits, Baroda, MI
Green Door Distilling, Kalamazoo, MI
Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City, MI
Grey Skies Distillery, Grand Rapids, MI
Griffin Claw Brewing Company, Birmingham, MI
Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, MI
Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids, MI
Motor City Gas Whiskey, Royal Oak, MI
New Holland Brewing, Holland, MI
Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau, 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
Valentine Distilling, Ferndale, MI


11 Wells, St. Paul, MN
Bent Brewstillery, Roseville, MN
Crooked Water Spirits, Minneapolis, MN
Du Nord Craft Spirits, Minneapolis, MN (we wrote a whole story about them here!)
Far North Spirits, Hallock, 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!)
Sherwood Winery & Distillery, Duluth, MN
Skaalvenn Distillery, Brooklyn Park, MN
Tattersail Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Wander North Distillery, Minneapolis, MN
Vikre Distillery, Duluth, MN (we wrote about them here)


Copper Run Distillery , Walnut Shade, MO
Crown Valley Distillery, Ste. Genevieve, MO
Dogmaster Distillery, Columbia, MO
J. Rieger & Co, Kansas City, MO
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
S.D. Strong Distilling, Parkville, MO
Square One Distillery, St. Louis, MO
Still 630, St. Louis, MO
T's Redneck Distillery, Lebanon, MO
Wood Hat Spirits,  New Florence, MO


Brickway Distillery , Omaha, NE
Cut Spike Distillery, La Vista, NE

North Dakota

Jeff Taylor Distillery , Burlington, ND


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
Indian Creek Distillery, New Carlisle, OH
John McCulloch Distillery, Martinsville, OH
Middle West Spirits, Columbus, OH
Mill Street Distillery, Utica, OH
Oak N' Harbor Distillery, Oak Harbor, OH
Oak & Glory Spirits, Oregonia, OH
Red Eagle Distillery, Geneva, OH
Renaissance Artisan Distillery, Akron, OH
Seven Brothers Distilling Co., Painesville, 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

Dakota Spirits Distillery , Pierre, SD


45th Parallel Distillery, New Richmond, W
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery, Burlington, WI
Central Standard Craft Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Clover Meadow, Shell Lake, WI
Death's Door Spirits, Middleton, WI (we used their gin here!)
Door County Distillery, Carlsville, WI
Great Northern Distillery, Plover, WI
Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Infinity Beverages, Eau Claire, WI
Lo Artisan Distillery, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Minhas Distillery, Monroe, WI
North Woods Distillery, Coleman, WI
Old Sugar Distillery, Madison, WI
Twisted Path Distillery, Milwaukee, WI
Wollersheim Distillery, Sauk City, WI
Yahara Bay Distillers, Madison, WI

Midwest Distilleries