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Unique setting and unique characters!

On a whim after doing a wine tour on the Old Mission Peninsula with some friends, we stopped in at... read more

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Matt6170
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Geneva, Illinois
Very exciting addition to the area

We stopped in based on recommendations from friends. What an outstanding place to be added to the... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
00vette48306
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Rochester, Michigan
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Ethanology is an Artisan Distillery and Spirit House Located in the Harbor Town of Elk Rapids Michigan. Ethanology Synthesizes Ultra-Premium whiskey, gin, brandy, vodka, distilled honey, and other unique spirits by hand on-site. Ethanology spirits...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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127 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629-9739
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+1 231-498-2800
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Reviewed today

On a whim after doing a wine tour on the Old Mission Peninsula with some friends, we stopped in at Ethanology. My wife had read about the place so we decided to hunt it down. What a great time we had! We did a spirits...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in based on recommendations from friends. What an outstanding place to be added to the area. No one can beat the enthusiasm of the owners as we heard great background information on the distilling of their three liquors including gin vodka and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

After driving by (and googling) Ethanology, my wife and I dropped in for a tasting. The young couple that founded the place are lovely locals with a really interesting story. They locally source their ingredients (honey, wheat, blue corn, botanicals, etc) and the resulting alcohols...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nick L, Owner at Ethanology, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

KirK, Good day. I hope this message receives you well, in good health in spirits. Many thanks for the stellar review and kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the Spirit House soon. Until next time. Cheers, The ¿ Family

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Artisan bar tending in a really cool facility. Gin, whisky, vodka and Mel (had to Google this one). Indoor and outdoor seating, music, casual. Stop in for a drink or two. Half the fun is watching them make your drink.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nick L, Owner at Ethanology, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

mayhem52, Good day. I hope this message receives you well, in good health in spirits. Many thanks for the feedback. Until next time. Cheers, The ¿ Family

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Elk Rapids has a new attraction worth a special trip. Ethanololgy offers their own distilled spirits in bottles, straight or in carefully crafted cocktails. The gin, vodka and honey-inspired Mel are all created on site from locally sourced and foraged ingredients. When we arrived we...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on the spur of the moment, and what a surprise! Found a Sunday Bloody Mary Bar with all the "fixins", a very welcoming owner , and a super friendly group of Bartenders!!! Dogs are welcome... It appears they have entertainment of some kind...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wife and I visited this newly opened establishment owned by a lovely young couple. The drinks were very good and the owner took us on a tour of the building. It is a great spot to have a drink and relax. The interior is welcoming....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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