Attention whsikey lovers! There are only fifty-two days left for celebrating International Whiskey Day, but we have something for you to celebrate today itself. The following is a list of the seven most notable cities for whiskey lovers. That’s right!
This itinerary covers all from the modernly sophisticated metro cities to naturally landscaped lands to quench all types of whiskey lovers. There are a lot of places for beer, wine, and whiskey lovers. However, for those whiskey connoisseurs who want to sip the finest scotch or tour through the Jack Daniel’s distillery, this article is a treat to them.
Here are the 7 Most Amazing Cities For Whiskey Lovers
1. New York, USA
Who is unaware of the undying fame of New York’s Times Square? Like Manhattan, every other borough of New York has a unique quality. Pretty distilleries are running quite right in Brooklyn that awes every tourist who visits it. Apart from these, you can spot the famous ‘The New York Distilling Company’ and ‘Kings County Distillery’ whenever you want in New York. The city’s whiskey manufacturers are 24*7 excited to offer the best spirits, food, and vibe to whiskey lovers worldwide. If you are visiting New York in the nearest future, remember one thing, whiskey is never too far away from you!
2. Louisville, Kentucky, USA
There is a smell of whiskey in Kentucky’s air. You will feel it, though! As long as the list of best distilleries starts from Angel’s Envy, Copper & Kings, Jim Beam, Rabbit Hole, Evan Williams, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., Old Forester Bulleit, and Kentucky Peerless, it never ends in Louisville, Kentucky. While on your journey, you can go a bit outside the city to visit Maker’s Mark distillery, a part of both the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the American Whiskey Trail. You can also venture into the ‘Buffalo Trace Distillery’ and sip its real glamour – George T Stagg. It’s guaranteed, once you enter Kentucky’s whiskey charm, you won’t exit early!
3. Washington D.C., USA
Out of the seven amazing cities on this list, four are from the USA! Washington DC is in the second place because its whiskey charm is unbeatable! No doubt, the USA’s political capital has no competitive reputation like Kentucky or Tennessee, but it sure knows how to serve whiskey to its tourists. Pia Carusone, the ‘Republic Restoratives Distillery owner,’ left her former political job to change the world booze game. This distillery is owned by women and holds a major center of attraction for whiskey lovers. Besides hitting this world’s biggest crowd-funded distillery, you can also visit ‘One Eight Distilling Co.’ and ‘New Columbia Distillers’ before ending your trip.
4. Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
Jack Daniel’s is the first name that pops in the minds of whiskey lovers every time they decide to sip on alcohol. While Nashville is a dry county, you can visit the family-owned distilleries and restaurants. Plus, you can’t ignore the fact that you get an opportunity to visit the world-famous Jack Daniel’s place! In Kentucky, you get a chance to see ‘Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery,’ which is the largest Tennessee whiskey supplier in the entire country.
5. Glasgow, Scotland
It is challenging to cover all the 130+ malt distilleries of Scotland in a single trip. You will need a whole new life to complete them. Just kidding! Instead, you can focus on some whiskey-centric regions and head towards exploring its bars, barrel collection, pubs, and restaurants. Glasgow is one such destination where you can hunt the finest scotch. Most distilleries like The ‘Glengoyne Distillery’ nestled on the city’s mountainous landscapes with a panoramic view of the hillside. You can opt for a tour, rent a bus, or drive yourself to these striking distilleries spread outside Glasgow’s city center and make your trip remarkable.
6. Edinburgh, Scotland
Glasgow and Edinburgh are only one hour away from each other. Therefore, it becomes possible to cover both these whiskey destinations along the same trip. Hop in a train or drive yourself doesn’t matter how close these cities are; both are worth visiting. For one who loves authentic scotch, Edinburgh is waiting for you with wide-open arms! If you don’t choose to stay in Glasgow, it’s okay, but don’t skip Edinburgh, too.
7. Tokyo, Japan
There’s much more than a fantastic train system, the world’s best sushi, and technology meet-ups in Japan’s Tokyo. And by that, we mean whiskey experiences! Those who are unaware of Japanese whiskeys can pause at Zoetrope in Shinjuku and know about its local blends. In the same area, there’s a place called Malt Bar South Park. Its owner displays a 3,000+ whiskey bottle collection to intimate the foreign visitors. Further, you can explore the whiskeys at Miyagikyo, occupied by ‘Nikka Whisky Distilling,’ and tour their picturesque premises. ‘Hakushu Distillery’ in Tokyo produces award-winning whiskeys that you shouldn’t skip for anything else.
There’s a place for every whiskey lover, and not a single of them disappoints. Do a little research about these seven amazing cities and find the best in them besides the genuine malts. Accordingly, plan your trip to any of these cities and add whiskey bottles to your collection.
Happy sipping your next whiskey!
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