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Old Sugar Distillery

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Address: 931 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number:
+1 608-260-0812
16:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00

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Nice start to the evening

When I'm forced to travel for work, I like to make sure they I look for unique local places. Old sugar is. I can now say I have tried a sorghum whiskey - and it was good. Met the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
West Buxton, Maine
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West Buxton, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

When I'm forced to travel for work, I like to make sure they I look for unique local places. Old sugar is. I can now say I have tried a sorghum whiskey - and it was good. Met the owner who brought me up to speed on current activities. They had the still making brandy this evening. Try this place.

Thank Crprinty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The last time we were here it was after dinner. It was a lot more crowded, but so fun and the outside seating was perfect under the stars. Yesterday we started our evening here, stopping in for a cocktail before dinner. It wasn't too hot and the sun was still shining so their outside patio was once again a perfect... More 

Thank Cindi E
Natchez, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing experience. Service was bad and their products were not much better. The sorghum whiskey was their best offering. This kind of establishment needs to give the customers all the TLC they can if this is their product line. We were virtually ignored while we were there.

Thank Bigmeaux56
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a super cool restored warehouse. A fun stop as a couple of with friends. Very nice staff and they really focus on making great drinks. They even allowed me to taste a couple of their spirits for free as I decided on my order. Great stop before of after dinner on the east side.

Thank Arnie A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Loved this place -- super cool atmosphere in a converted warehouse (or something!). I was expecting the place to be overloaded with hipsters -- having relocated from NYC I wasn't looking forward to this aspect (sorry hipsters - I'm just over it!). Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to find a mix of people of all ages, shapes & sizes -... More 

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Nathan G, Owner at Old Sugar Distillery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you had a great experience. See you again soon! More 

Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is such a great place for everyone - especially beer lovers! It is a wonderful atmosphere and an all around win for a competitive market!

Thank holeinone44
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I tried the Old Sugar Factory honey liquor on ice. I usually drink wine, so I am not a connoisseur of liquors, but this was delightful. Also available are whiskey, rum, ouzo, and brandy, all handcrafted and made from local ingredients.

Thank northwoodsgal61
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great small distillery with great spirits and a great personal feeling. Drink specials highlighting their distilled goods. Gift boxes designed for all individuals.

Thank Charlie G
Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Touring wineries, breweries and distilleries is a blast, but not when the people behind d the counter are jaded and grumpy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Love the honey liquor! Would love to have the option of having one or more shipped every month as in a club.

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