There are many Whiskey Distilleries in the world. Matters of whiskey (or whisky) are more complicated than it might initially appear. Each of the countries that produces their own traditional brew has a distinct recipe and, sometimes, even a way they spell it. For example, it’s whiskey in the US and Ireland, and whisky in Scotland and indeed the rest of the world. This universally loved spirit drink from fermented (and typically malted) grain mash has spread around the world and became ingrained (pun intended) in their culture and history. If you are a proud connoisseur of this alcoholic beverage, here are the 7 places every true whisky lovers needs to visit.
Scotland is home to a wide variety of Scottish Whiskey Distilleries. You want to embark on a binge drinking adventure around the world and have chosen whiskey. As the “leitmotif”, you should definitely begin your tour with a visit to the country that is renowned for its centuries-old whiskey brewing tradition. Scotland is just as famous for its fermented grain drink as neighboring Ireland, and it boasts some of the oldest and the most prestigious distilleries in the world. As a matter of fact, should you choose to head to Speyside, you will discover that this modest town is a home to the highest number of “whisky” distilleries in the entire country. Labels that are renowned around the world for their exquisite qualities, such as Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, originate in Speyside.
Old Bushmills Distillery, Ireland
Of course, it would be unfair to visit Scotland for a whisky escapade without “hopping over the pond” to the equally impressive Ireland. You’ll find a lot of venerable Irish distilleries dotted around towns and countryside, but for a truly remarkable experience head to Old Bushmills Distillery. This distillery is located in the heart of Northern Ireland. Near the enchanting natural landmark, known as Giant’s Causeway. it is renowned for its potent brand of whiskey known as the Black Bush. Of course, the distillery produces a whole range of blends, all of them absolutely delicious – after all, they had a lot of practice; the distillery has been active since 1608.
Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
Why head to Lynchburg, Tennessee? Because it is one of the most important destinations for whiskey lovers around the world for one simple reason – it is the home of the distillery that produces one of the most recognized brands in the business – Jack Daniels. Get ready for a tour steeped in the fascinating history of this beverage and the way it has been distilled. After nearly thirty exhibits, which are available in the distillery, you will be so educated that you’ll feel confident enough to open up your own brewery.
If you get a chance to visit the vibrant city of Sydney during your worldly travels, you’ll be in for a treat. It’s a city that is so packed with diverse things to see and activities to partake in that each visitor has their own unique experience. For a whiskey lover, it is a city that is practically soaked in the craft of creating this beverage. You’ll find numerous distilleries around town that boast some true artisans, and you can begin your pilgrimage by going to Rosebery where you’ll stop by Sydney’s renowned whiskey distillery, Archie Rose, the hippest go-to locale for the lovers of fine spirits. The greatest perk of visiting Archie Rose is that you can also take a tour of the distillery and have a first-hand account of the entire brewing process.
While you are in the US, head to Virginia for another history lesson accompanied by some mighty fine whiskey tasting. In Alexandria, you will get a chance to visit George Washington’s distillery. Yes, you’ve read it right, you can take a tour of the first president’s own preserved distillery and taste some decadent old whiskey. A history lesson about Mount Vernon has never seemed so enticing.
Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia, Canada
Head to the distant shores of Nova Scotia for a comfortable whiskey escapade in Glenora Inn & Distillery, the only single-malt distillery in North America. The establishment is fairly young, especially when compared to some giants from Ireland and Scotland, but it offers an amazingly distinct brew of Canadian whiskey and a comfortable inn where you can stay for a night or two. While you are there, you can also enjoy the sumptuous surroundings of the nearby Lake Ainslie and savor the magnificent landscapes of Nova Scotia.
Yamazaki Distillery, Japan
Japan is a refreshing, out-of-the-left-field choice when it comes to whiskey destinations. Even though the practice of brewing. This beverage is less than a century old in this country, it has already garnered acclaim around the world. If you are not convinced until you’ve tried it yourself, head to Yamazaki Distillery for some hard convincing. It is the first Japanese distillery and it also boasts a Whiskey Library, an interesting setup that displays over 7,000 whiskey bottles.
No matter where you are in the world, whiskey is one of those elements that are universally present everywhere. You can always kick back in the local bar or a restaurant and chug down the glass or two of this beverage which, for avid connoisseurs, is always a ritual that makes them feel at home. If you are lucky, you will get a chance to taste the locally brewed variety of this drink, which always makes the matters even more intriguing.
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Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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