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7 Distilleries to Visit if You Truly Love Alcohol!

7 Distilleries to Visit if You Truly Love Alcohol! craftybeergirls.com

For those who love their spirits, nothing is more exhilarating than getting to see their poison being produced and, better still, meeting the ones who painstakingly produce it. These distilleries are usually set up close to culturally rich communities and make for an exciting holiday. If you love alcohol, these distilleries deserve a spot on your bucket list.

7 Distilleries to Visit if You Truly Love Alcohol!:

  1. Scotland
  2. United States
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Canada
  5. Martinique

Day 1. Bruichladdich, Islay, Scotland

Bruichladdich, Islay, Scotlandsource: en.wikipedia.org

Built in 1881, Bruichladdich is one of 11 distilleries on the tiny island of Islay, Scotland. The smoky taste of it’s produce sets this distillery apart from the 10 other small distilleries that function on this island, where sheep outnumber humans. Apart from their precious whiskey, Bruichladdich also makes Botanist, a gin made of 22 types of ingredients, some unique to the island. A visit to Islay is an adventure on its own.

Day 2. High West Distillery, Wanship, Utah

High West Distillery, Wanship, Utahsource: www.highwest.com/

This distillery is a celebration of cowboys and the American West, evident by its taste room that has a historic but refined atmosphere. They offer  distillery tours, educational whiskey tastings, and a light menu of western-country cuisine. The distillery’s award-winning whiskey is made using a traditional 1,600-gallon copper pot, which is exhibited to visitors with pride. 

Day 3. Black Friars Distillery, Plymouth, England, United kingdom

Black Friars Distillery, Plymouth, England, United kingdomsource: www.geograph.org.uk

Originally a monestary in the 1400's, the Black Friar's Distillary used to house pilgrims before they boarded ships to North America. The Gin produced here has not only been the choice for seafaring pioneers since the late 1700's but is also the choice of bartenders around the globe. After the tour be sure to have a bite at the Barbican Kitchen brasserie and a delicious gin-based drink in the cozy Refectory Cocktail Lounge.


Day 4. Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Scotland, UK

Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, Scotland, UKsource: en.wikipedia.org

Beautiful but remote getting to Bowmore is not the easiest of tasks, it is located on the isle of Islay, an island of the Inner Hebrides on Scotland's rocky western shore. After a ferry across sometimes rough seas, one is treated to the amazing single malt distilled here. There are six cottages that can be booked to stay here a while and explore the proccess of producing this scotch along with the natural heritage of the region. 

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Day 5. Highland Park, Orkney, Scotland

Highland Park, Orkney, Scotlandsource: robbreport.com

One of the hardest distilleries to get to, Highland Park sits on the island of Orkney, which is part of an archipelago off the northernmost point of Scotland. Built by the notorious smuggler, Magnus Eunson, in 1798, the distillery has grown from illegality to one of the most award-winning distilleries in the world.


Day 6. Pemberton Distillery, Canada

Pemberton Distillery, Canadasource: wikipedia

Pemberton Distillery is a boutique family owned and operated craft distillery set in the heart of the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Pemberton Distillery uses potatoes to make some of its distilled beverages. Its product brand names include Schramm Vodka, Schramm Gin, Pemberton Distillery Single Malt Whisky and Pemberton Distillery Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Brandy.

Day 7. Habitation Clément, the island of Martinique

Habitation Clément, the island of Martiniquesource: martinicaonline.com

While Jamaica and Puerto Rico are world renowned for producing rum, the tropical Caribbean island of Martinique has a long history of distilling rhum agricole, a special type of rum complete with its own rules and techniques.A great place to learn all about the liquor is at Habitation Clément Distillary. Visit the more-than-century-old distillery and check out the family’s home and grounds, which have been turned into a botanical garden. There are also three different galleries that you can tour featuring the work of local artists.

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