The days of wild college parties and unbearable hangovers the morning after are far gone (or at least not that frequent anymore). Now many of us are in the stage of immersing ourselves in the pleasure of adult drinking.
We think it’s time you discover the magic of distillery visits!
Not only can you learn about the history and production of your favorite alcohol, you get to taste it in its natural environment. This is a non-traditional but very cool weekend activity with your friends or spouse. Let us present to you the ultimate route of distilleries that you can continuously check off your list.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Ireland
Let’s start by something most of us probably picture under the word “distillery”; true, Irish whiskey. The Teeling Whiskey Distillery in the capital city of Ireland is proud of shaping the history of this famous drink since 1782. The distillery offers guided tours combined with tasting sessions and having won over 300 whiskey awards, this is something every whiskey fan should experience. And if you manage to get yourself a little souvenir to enjoy afterwards, these Whiskey Chillers will come very handy!
Sipsmith distillery, England
If you’re more of a gin fan, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too. A relatively young brand of gin, only founded in 2009, became known not only for its great taste but also for amazing distillery tours in its London base. How does it sound to be learning the history of perhaps your favorite alcohol with a nice Gin&Tonic in hand?
Chateau Royal de Cognac, France
Moving on to a bit fancier type of alcohol, we would like to introduce you to the Chateau Royal de Cognac. It’s located just a little over an hour from Bordeaux, France, which gives you the perfect time to open up a book and read a few pages. We gladly recommend the Drink Like a Man book to get you in the mood!. The distillery is in a form of a grand old castle and it is the birthplace of the Baron Otard cognacs. You can choose between different tours including many types of tasting and you’ll also get a hint of a French history lesson. The charm of this place is immaculate and makes for an amazing experience for couples!
So, what do you say? It’s time to book a tour, right? For the beer and wine lovers, we might or might not have something up in our sleeve for next time. To finish this off, just a small tip for all the all-round drinkers attracted by each and every one of these places; spread them across a longer period of time.