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Old Sugar Distillery

931 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-2954
+1 608-260-0812
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Fun atmosphere, tasty honey liqueur

We enjoyed our time here. Staff was friendly and the honey liqueur drinks were great. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Schererville, Indiana
via mobile
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We’d wanted to go here, since trying Old Sugar’s bourbon collaboration with the Great Dane a while... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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931 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703-2954
+1 608-260-0812
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. Staff was friendly and the honey liqueur drinks were great. We had a Groupon, so we also had samples and an appetizer. We were supposed to get glasses too, but they ran out and offered us t-shirts instead. Classy move.

Thank tmysliwy
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We’d wanted to go here, since trying Old Sugar’s bourbon collaboration with the Great Dane a while back. So glad we did! We sat right next to a still, and tried many goodies. Our favorite was the #6 collaboration whiskey with the House of Brews....More

Thank lillierebel
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Distillery laws are changing in many states and apparently in Wisconsin a distillery can operate much like a local brew pub in other states. The Old Sugar is in a neighborhood of older industrial buildings of unique character and value. The interior is spacious and...More

Thank robertbobcline
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Happened upon this Distillery/Tasting Room when looking for tastings on Groupon. Stopped in on an overnight in Madison. Quite a busy night there. The groupon value was amazing, included tastings, 2 craft cocktails and an appetizer and 2 cocktail glasses. Sat at the bar and...More

Thank mandeescandees
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Needed to redeem a gift certificate. We were greeted by the Bartender who was also the Production manager. We explained our reason for coming and he was most gracious. We had 2 tastings each and we then purchased a very smooth tasting bottle of rum....More

Thank GaryMadison_WI
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...More

Thank Crprinty
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...More

Thank Cindi E
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...More

Thank Bigmeaux56
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...More

Thank Arnie A
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...More

Thank toni b
Nathan G, Owner at Old Sugar Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

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

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