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Our Story

Welcome to Old Mission Distilling, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. Our distillery is more than just a place; it’s a passion project that reflects the rich history, vibrant culture, and deep-rooted traditions of our beloved community.

Founded by four lifelong residents, Old Mission Distilling was born out of a shared love for our region’s unparalleled natural beauty and a deep respect for its bountiful resources. With a commitment to preserving the essence of Old Mission Peninsula, we take pride in crafting spirits that encapsulate the very essence of this remarkable place.

At Old Mission Distilling, we believe that the soul of a spirit lies in its ingredients. That’s why we source our ingredients locally, tapping into the abundance of farms and orchards that grace the peninsula. From the luscious orchards bursting with sun-ripened fruits to the fertile fields that yield grains of the highest quality, we bring the essence of Old Mission Peninsula directly into every bottle.

Our distillation process is a harmonious dance between time-honored techniques and modern innovation. Guided by generations of expertise, we carefully blend traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge distillation methods to create spirits that are both reminiscent of the past and representative of the future.

Whether you’re a connoisseur seeking the finest sips or an adventurer looking to embark on a journey through the flavors of our land, Old Mission Distilling invites you to join us. With every pour, you’re not just indulging in a drink; you’re raising a toast to the spirit of Old Mission Peninsula and the bonds that tie us to this land.

As residents, custodians, and creators, we pour our hearts and souls into every bottle, ensuring that each drop encapsulates the essence of Old Mission Peninsula. We invite you to savor the taste of tradition, community, and craftsmanship with every sip of Old Mission Distilling spirits.

Here’s to the past, the present, and the future of our beloved peninsula – embodied in every bottle of Old Mission Distilling.


The Old Mission Distilling Team