RETURNING SPIRIT TO ITS ORIGIN  (Scroll down to book your tour)

Welcome to the distillery, the journey and most importantly say hello to life and spirit returning to the farm!

As the steelhead return up the Betsie River, we bring back the heritage and unique flavors of American small farm distilled spirits. Come tour Iron Fish Distillery and taste the bounty of northern Michigan’s spirit! Over the past two years our family has reclaimed an abandoned 1890’s farmstead (which coincidentally once housed its own still). Today Iron Fish is Michigan’s first full line farm distillery. You can taste exceptional spirits locally harvested and passionately produced in small batches.


We bring you through every step of the soil-to-spirit process from growing and harvesting, to milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and bottling done by hand at our distillery. Your tour ends with tastes from our first batches of Michigan Wheat Vodka, Woodland Gin, Rum and White Whiskey and you leave with an embossed tasting glass and a memorable experience. Tours and tastings cost $10 per person. Minors under 21 may tour free of charge and must be accompanied by adults at all times. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start of your tour and register at the bar where you will meet your tour guide. If you are not checked in by the start of your tour, you may lose your reservation to visitors on the waiting list.

Booking in advance is recommended. Our tours are limited to 16 people.


Iron Fish Distillery is located less than two miles from Crystal Mountain resort, adjacent to the scenic Betsie River natural river watershed and nearby lakes, beaches and coastal communities. Check out these links for more information: Visit Benzie and Visit Manistee.


Larger group tours and additional times are available by appointment. We provide separate in-depth VIP tours for your organization or group. We can accommodate tour buses, motor coaches, convention groups, media, company staff retreats and restaurant, bar and resort or hotel staff outings. Call 231.378.3474.


Our online reservation system provides a secure method for booking your tour. We accept up to 16 people per tour. You may book your tour up to two months in advance, on a first-come first serve basis. In the event a tour has room, walk in customers may register at the bar immediately prior to the starting time.
All sales are final and there are no refunds.

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