Guided Distillery Tour in Thompsonville
Discover the heritage and unique flavors of American small-farm distilled spirits on a tour of Iron Fish Distillery. Taste the bounty of northern Michigan’s spirit at a full-line farm distillery.
What You Will Do
- Discover every step of the soil-to-spirit process from growing and harvesting, to milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, and bottling done by hand at the distillery
- End with a tasting of four spirits, including Michigan Wheat Vodka, Michigan White Rum, Maple Finished Bourbon Whiskey, and Maple Finished White Whiskey
- Take home an embossed tasting glass after this memorable experience with a friendly guide
- Guided tour
Kids are welcome, but cannot do tastings.
All sales are final and there are no refunds.
- 352 Ratings
Craig was very knowledgeable about the distillery. He also had a great sense of humor to him and made the tour engaging and fun.
Great place. Had a wonderful time and tour. The people are really nice and the drinks are wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.
Our tour guide Gabriel was very knowledgeable and really made the tour fun and educational. I would recommend this tour and your Distillery to anyone. The food and drinks we had before our tour were exceptionally delicious as well.
Gabe was very informative and gave a great tour. Richard, who is one of the owners gave us personal attention. Everyone was very nice and it really felt like a family atmosphere. You could feel they were passionate about their business. The taste testing was great and the spirits taste great. It’s a great place and worth the drive.
The tour with Gabriel was awesome! Learning about the process of making the spirits was very informative but I also appreciated how the land is used. I'd definitely recommend the tour!
This was my first distillery tour and I had never been to Iron Fish previously. The tour was wonderful and very informative. I enjoyed being able to sample the variety of alcohol. The maple syrup tasted fantastic. I even purchased an entire bottle and couldn't wait to share it with my family. Here are some of the things that happened while we were there. I had emailed to get a later time and never received a response. (I did inform our server of that.) The temperature of the building was cold during the tour. I wore my coat. There wasn't any hot food until 2 p.m. and our tour was finished at 1 p.m. so we had to wait an hour to order warm food. The wait staff didn't ask us how we wanted to pay for extra items we purchased and if we wanted separate checks. Everything was added together on one bill so me and my friend had to figure out what each of us owed.
I enjoyed the tour and listening to Craig. I wish I enjoyed your products more. I guess I need to develop a taste for spirits!
Tour guide was ok, but liked our tour guide we had in September better I believe his name was Craig
- Mary Ellen
The tour was great, drinks great! Just would suggest a better checkout experience-was difficult to check out. Know it was your anniversary so you were extremely busy. Possibly have those who tour check-out in a specific location. You have done an outstanding job keep up the great work. Mary Ellen
Loved the distillery tour. Guide was funny and interesting. In the tasting room, it would be nice to have soda water or lemon/lime to offer guests who can't handle sipping straight alcohol. Also, at the end there was not a mention about purchasing any bottles like there is when doing a winery tour. The room was crowded so we didn't even notice any displays. 2 miles down a dirt road is not a good thing for those of us who like to keep a clean vehicle.
There was nowhere for people to sit during the tour at any point, and people with health issues can not always stand continuously for an hour and fifteen minutes. The information and tour guide were very informative and enjoyable.
We felt that you were more than accommodating as we had to use our groupon a week after its actual expiration. Then I went and asked for a tour time change...again met with grace. The tour itself was fantastic and the tastings were excellent. We tried a drink each as well, and enjoyed them both. We came home with a bottle of your maple syrup and are saving it for when we have guests! My grand son would be disappointed but hey he uses a half a bottle every meal...so what he can't try wont hurt him! lol We have already told several people about our experience and will continue to do so. Bar service was a tad slow but... let me see.... a wedding, a party upstairs, a holiday weekend....hummm, sounds like I was just short on patience. Great job over all!!!!!!