Wisconsin Distillers Guild

Wisconsin Distillers Guild

If you have not heard of them before, the Wisconsin Distillers Guild is a non-profit that was formed back in 2014. The Wisconsin Distillers Guild has formed with the goal of promoting spirits that are produced locally in Wisconsin.

There are also some related issues that are under this umbrella like issues that relate to agriculture, and tourism within the state, as well as regulations surrounding small batch distillation, as well as how to safely consume and enjoy alcoholic drinks.

The reason why the Wisconsin Distillers Guild is important is that there are constant challenges faced by smaller distillers within Wisconsin and these distillers need to be stood up for.

For example, issues surrounding government taxation, as well as regulations as well, on top of any misconceptions that surround the safety of distillers within Wisconsin Distillers Guild.

Because of the lack of understanding that surrounds spirits in comparison to other alcoholic beverages, the Wisconsin Distillers Guild believes that they are important for informing decision makers in the states of these misunderstandings.

All of the members in the Wisconsin Distillers Guild are DSPs (Distilled Spirits Plants) that are fully licensed for doing what they do, and what they do is safely produce alcohol within the state of Wisconsin specifically.

These DSPs need to be fully licensed to be members of the board. The board members for the Wisconsin Distillers Guild are in the next section.

But, if you are interested in learning more about the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, then this guide will give you all the information you need.

If you are local to the state, or planning to visit, and are interested in learning about the distilleries present in the state, then this guide will give you all the information you need to know!

If you want to get in touch with the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, then you can find them located at; 4762 North Lake Drive, White Fish Bay, WI 53211 or find more information on their website!

Wisconsin Distillers Guild Board

Central Standard has been a director of the Wisconsin Distillers Guild since 2015, as have the 45th Parallel Spirits. The Twisted Path Distillery has been the President of the Wisconsin Distillers Guild since 2017 and the Northern Waters Distillery have been the Vice President since the same time as well.

On top of this both Great Lakes Distillery and Great Northern Distillery have been directors on the board since 2017. If you are interested in getting involved with the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, the membership tiers in the next section will help you with this!

Membership Tiers

When it comes to becoming a member of the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, there are 3 different tiers to becoming a member of the Wisconsin Distillers Guild.

Each of these levels have a different cost and will give you different benefits, so make sure to closely read through each level so you have all the information you need on them before choosing!

Firstly there is the Apprentice Membership, this costs $100 a year and the subscription period starts on January 1st and this is the same for every other tier.

The perks to this level is that it was designed specifically to aid those who are starting up a newer distillery, and because of this do not have either a Federal or a Wisconsin DSP, or if they do have a permit, they have not actually begun producing spirits yet.

If you are at this beginner position, the benefits that you can get from this tier are worth investing in.

Then there is the Associate membership option that is $250 and the Distillery membership that is $500.

These are the full membership options with the distillery membership giving you the important voting rights!

Distilleries And Where To Find Them

Distilleries And Where To Find Them

There are currently around 30 distilleries that are represented by the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, in this section we will go over what these distilleries are called and how you can find them! The distilleries included are:

  • 45th Parallel Spirits, LLC – 1570 Madison Ave, New Richmond, WI, 54017
  • AEppelTreow Winery & Distillery – 1072 288th Ave, Burlington, WI, 53105
  • Central Standard – 2330 W Clybourn Street Milwaukee, WI 53233
  • Copper Crow Distillery – 37395 ST Highway 13, Bayfield, WI, 54814
  • Dancing Goat Distillery – 909 Vineyard Drive, Cambridge, WI, 53523
  • Denmark Distilling/Duck Creek Vineyard & Winery – 5046 County Road R, Denmark, WI, 54208
  • Dog & Shrub Distillery – 145 Industrial Drive, Lake Mills, WI
  • Door County Distillery – 5806 Hwy 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235
  • Doundrins Distilling – 300 Progress Dr. STE F, Cottage Grove, WI 53527
  • Driftless Glen Distillery – 300 Water Street, Baraboo, WI, 53913
  • Geneva Lake Distilling – 401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147
  • Great Lakes Distillery – 616 W Virginia St, Milwaukee, WI, 53204
  • Great Northern Distilling – 1740 Park Ave, Plover, WI, 54467
  • Handen Distillery – W62N590 Washington Ave Suite B Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • Hatch Distilling Company – 7740 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor, WI, 54209
  • Hendricks Family Distillery – 3570 N County Road K, Omro, WI, 54963
  • Henry Farms Prairie Spirits – 7794 Patton Road, Dane, WI, 53529
  • Ledgerock Distillery – N5287 Grandview Road, Fond du Lac, WI, 54937
  • Lucky Guys Distillery – 101 2nd St, Hudson WI 54016
  • Northern Waters Distillery – 8136 US Highway 51 South Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Old Sugar Distillery – 931 E Main St, #8, Madison, WI, 53703
  • Paradise North Distillery – 101 Bay Beach Rd. Green Bay, WI 54302
  • State Line Distillery – 1413 Northern Ct, Madison, WI, 53706
  • Sturgeon Spirits – 2663 Oregon St, Oshkosh, WI 54902
  • The North Woods Distillery – 635 Business 141 N.#9, Coleman, WI, 54112
  • Timekeeper Distillery – 720 Grant Street, Wausau, WI, 54403
  • Twisted Path Distillery – 2018 South 1st Street, Unit 177, Milwaukee, WI, 53207
  • Waterford Stillhouse – Brandon Begotka
  • White Winter Mead, Cider, Spirits – 68323 Lea Street A, Iron River, WI, 54847
  • Wollersheim Winery & Distillery – 7876 Highway 188, POB 87, Prairie du Sac, WI, 53578
  • YAHARA BAY DISTILLERS, INC. – 6250 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg, WI 53719


Hopefully this guide has given you all the information you need on what you want to know about the Wisconsin Distillers Guild. There are plenty of amazing distilleries in Wisconsin and the guild is responsible for ensuring that they are well represented.

If you are planning to visit Wisconsin and want to visit some distilleries, then using the resources provided by the Wisconsin Distillers Guild is useful, and if you are a local distiller, you should consider becoming a member!

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