Grand Traverse Distillery Ole George is a Rye Whiskey finished in maple syrup barrels.
I grew up on a family farm in Michigan. One day, in the hayloft, I discovered three well-used whiskey jugs. Grandpa George, a Polish immigrant, was putting grain to good use. Fast forward to 2005. We opened Grand Traverse Distillery, North Michigan’s first craft distillery. We use only local grains. We distill and battle every spirit we sell. No shortcuts. Grandpa George would be proud.