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The Caves at Thomas George Estates Winery!

Photo: Russian River Valley Wine Tasting

Spirited Travel

We do spirited travel whenever we can! We love to tour Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries, as they pertain to what we do-like making cocktails and studying about alcohol!

We hope you join us along this journey as we discover new alcohols and liqueurs around the country. We hope you enjoy our travels and you get to experience them for yourself!

Some of our favorite wineries are Thomas George in the Russian River Valley, and our tastings in Napa Valley!

Some of our favorite Distilleries are St George in Alameda California, and KoHana in Hawaii!

We also have posts from Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado and California!

Lindores Abbey Distillery – Birthplace of Scotch Whisky

We went on a tour of Lindores Abbey distillery in Scotland. It is the spiritual home of Scotch whisky. It is considered a pilgrimage for whisky lovers.   Lindores Abbey is a newer distillery, but historically, this distillery plays a super interesting role in the history of whisky! The first known written reference to whisky …

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Holyrood Distillery – Edinburgh, Scotland

The first single malt distillery in Edinburgh, Scotland in almost a century, Holyrood Distillery makes whisky and gin!   Holyrood Distillery is the first whisky distillery in the city of Edinburgh for almost 100 years. The last distillery closed in 1925, known as Glen Sciennes or Newington distillery. Holyrood is in a 180 year old …

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Anna’s Place – Omaha Speakeasy

An Omaha Speakeasy, Anna’s Place is dedicated to the notorious Omaha Madam, Anna Wilson. Located in the Hotel Indigo.   Omaha’s newest speakeasy, Anna’s Place pays homage to the madam whose brothels shaped Omaha during it’s historic rise!   This post contains affiliate links for products that we think you as readers might find useful, …

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Killiecrankie House – Scotland Hotel and Restaurant

Killiecrankie House is a not to be missed place to stay when you visit Scotland. Located in Pitlochry, this inn, restaurant and bar has it all for the culinary traveler, who enjoys spirits, wine and local beer, as well as Scottish food. Read more below for this exciting Scottish lodging.   On our recent trip …

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Scotch Regions Guide – Distinctive Whisky Flavors in Scotland

This cheatsheet is a comprehensive list of the 5 Scotch regions of whisky in Scotland. We hope this helps to make sense of the distinctive flavors that Scotland brings to their whisky.   Since we are visiting Scotland for the first time, we wanted to share this cheat sheet all about the different Scotch regions …

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Hewing Hotel – Downtown Minneapolis

Next to Target Field, the Hewing Hotel Minneapolis is in the heart of the warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. They offer a rooftop pool and lounge, Tullibee restaurant and more.   The Hewing Hotel Minneapolis has a blend of Scandinavian and rustic urban design. They have a great functionality with a hip vibe in …

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McHenry County Illinois Craft Beverage Trail

Check out our tour of McHenry County, Illinois Craft Beverage Trail! 11 breweries and distilleries are combining forces for a great tour of beers and liquors sure to please all, just 1 hour west of Chicago!   McHenry County, Illinois has started a new Craft Beverage Trail that encompasses 11 breweries and distilleries in the …

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The Pinch Charleston – Boutique Hotel

Greeted with a cocktail on arrival, the Pinch Charleston is a must visit luxury boutique hotel in Charleston. They combine modern amenities in Victorian style buildings with indoor and outdoor areas in beautifully decorated suites.    The Pinch, a luxury boutique hotel, has opened in two Victorian style buildings and one new building in Charleston, …

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Dampfwerk Distillery – Minneapolis, Minnesota

This “German Steamworks”, Dampfwerk Distillery in located in the twin cities, specifically in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. They are a micro-distillery that produces European style fruit brandies, herbal liqueurs, gin, aquavit and whiskey.   Let me just start this post by saying how excited we were to finally go to Dampfwerk Distillery while we were …

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Milk and Honey Ciders – St Joseph, Minnesota

Milk and Honey Ciders is located in St. Joseph, Minnesota. They serve traditional ciders and Apfelwein in a lovely taproom and patio. This Minnesota hard cider company is a do not miss spot!   Hard Cider as well as regular apple cider has strong American roots. John Adams regularly drank the beverage everyday as president. …

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