Looking for an escape that’s a little off the beaten path? A distillery tour is a surefire way to lift your spirits. These top socially shared tours are receiving major buzz about all over the web, so drop by (with a reservation—and a photo ID…) and get ready to enjoy a taste of great American craftsmanship.
Jack Daniel’s Distillery – Lynchburg TN
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Home to Jack Daniel’s, Lynchburg, TN, is the seat of the smallest county in Tennessee—which has also been dry since Prohibition. Learn all about Mr. Jack and his iconic whiskey while touring this charming town.
Great Lakes Distillery – Milwaukee, WI
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If small-batch is more your style, you can’t miss the craftsmanship that goes into this Milwaukee libation. These limited quantity products come mainly from local Wisconsin ingredients, so enjoy a unique sip (or two) of the state’s fine artisanal collection.
St. George Spirits – Alameda, CA
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Though the brand is small, St. George boasts a 65,000-square-foot operation devoted to producing the finest craft distillations from beautiful copper stills. Even if you lack the taste for spirits, you’ll appreciate the beauty of this carefully-curated hangar and the dedication that goes into its production.
Watershed Distillery – Columbus, OH
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Walk through the distillation process from grain to bottle in a little over an hour. You’ll be in awe of the Kothe custom-made still that produces gin, bourbon and vodka—in quantities as large as 60 gallons.
Witherspoon Distillery – Lewisville, TX
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Though it was founded in 2011, Witherspoon stays true to traditional distilling of their high-quality handcrafted spirits. The distillery controls every step of the process, from on-site fermentation to packaging, starting from the best ingredients sourced from raw U.S. materials.
Rock Town Distillery – Little Rock, AR
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The first legal distillery in the state since Prohibition, Rock Town uses Arkansas grains to distill its award-winning spirits. The craft distillery is a true grain-to-glass manufacturer, and its spirits are carefully distilled from corn, wheat and rye grown within 125 miles of the property.
Buffalo Trace Distillery – Frankfort, KY
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Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace has been dedicated to making fine bourbon whiskey for over two centuries. Traditional methods and modern demand meet seamlessly within its walls to achieve a time-honored process of creating quality products.
Deep Eddy Distillery Tour – Dripping Springs, TX
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Just outside of Austin lies Deep Eddy Distillery, which boasts 30,000-square-feet to itself as well as over 5000 square feet of tasting room. Overlooking scenic Hill Country views and carrying a range of Deep Eddy Vodka and merchandise on site, this is one stop you won’t want to miss.
Yellow Rose Distilling – Houston, TX
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Another Texan gem, Yellow Rose Distillery, proudly honors Texas history from the heart of Houston. Bonus: Yellow Rose is Houston’s very own first legal whiskey distillery.
Maker’s Mark Distillery – Loretto, KY
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This tasty tour will also allow you to delve into a little Kentuckian history. See how the trademark whiskey is made on this hour long look at the process and care that goes into each signature red-wax-sealed bottle.