The 1936-built Nordic Theater has been reincarnated as The Honorable Distillery in downtown Marquette. Owners Anne White and Scott Anderson have restored the old cinema’s auditorium to house a production facility where they’re making vodka, gin, bourbon, and rye whiskey. The former lobby has been repurposed as a tasting room where visitors can sample products and enjoy artisan cocktails.
Anderson says the distillery is available for private events that can accommodate up to 120 people between the production and tasting areas. Also included is a tour, tutorial on the production of distilled spirits, and chance to ask questions of the owner and distiller. “We are in the process of renovating the second floor of our facility that will eventually accommodate 50 people,” Anderson says. “That will be our allocated event space. It will be perfect for smaller weddings, office parties, Christmas parties, etc.” Completion is scheduled for this October.