Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or Eight at Ugly Dog Distillery, LLC (Up to 55% Off)


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Tours illuminate the copper workshop of a local master distiller as he makes traditional and bacon-flavored vodka, rum, and gin

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Promotional value expires May 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid in-store only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 48 hour cancelation policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Drinking small-batch spirits is a great way to support local distilleries—even better than leaving baskets of money in front of their doors once a month. Support your community with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $8 for a distillery tour for two (a $16 value)
  • $15 for a distillery tour for four (a $32 value)
  • $29 for a distillery tour for eight (a $64 value)

The 30-minute tour (a $5 value per person) takes groups through the day-to-day operations of a fully functioning distillery as distillers explain their unique process and methods. Tour-goers get up close to the distillery’s assortment of copper and steel vats (most of them handmade), plastic barrels, and copper piping and leave with their choice of commemorative shot glass or poster (a $3 value each).

Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ugly Dog Distillery

Master distiller Jon Dyer leaves nothing to chance, tasting every batch of vodka before it goes into bottling. With Ugly Dog Distillery’s ever-expanding distribution market, he recognizes it’s a potentially daunting responsibility—but he wouldn’t want it any other way. Along with his partner Dewey Winkle, Jon follows in the tradition of early American moonshiners, distilling one potent, handcrafted batch at a time. Jon processes the Michigan winter wheat with his handmade grinder, transmuting the wheat into the slow, clear drops of the distillery’s near-final product through copper tubing into a large vat. Originally starting with vodka, Jon and the gang have expanded into rum and a unique brand of bacon-flavored vodka, with more flavors in the works. The small but thriving distillery sometimes works round the clock, with Jon juggling the duties of company accountant, salesman, marketer, dishwasher, and occasional graphic designer. Visitors can tour the bubbling copper workshop during the day, and share beauty tips with Ruger, the German wirehaired pointer who gave the company its name.

Customer Reviews

A very interesting talk about distilling and growing a business.
Fredric P. · December 11, 2016
The Ugly Dog tour was excellent. Dewey did a great job telling the story of how Ugly Dog came to be and where they're headed. I highly recommend purchasing a few bottles of their products as well, because everything I have tried from them has been fantastic!
CM K. · August 23, 2016
A very small company with an excellent product. Run by two totally dedicated people resulting in a superior product that is affordable.
Vince F. · May 28, 2016
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