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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!

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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Hotel Alma – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hotel Alma in Minneapolis, Minnesota is genuine hospitality in an urban hotel, above the Alma Restaurant and Cafe. Featuring diverse American cooking and cozy surroundings, this urban retreat is a great stay!   On a recent trip to Minneapolis we stayed at the Hotel Alma. Which also has Cafe Alma and Restaurant Alma on site. …

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Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch lodge is on Highway 12 in Utah, 160 acres of tranquility and comfort. Sweetwater Kitchen is their restaurant in the lodge, with amazing food and cocktails. Be off the grid, but still in luxury!   Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch is located in a stunning Utah valley that looks out on Sweetwater …

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Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm – Boulder, Utah

 We recently visited Hell’s Backbone Grill and Farm in Boulder, Utah, while we visited 3 of the 5 national parks in Utah. They focus on sustainability, justice and their intention to be a benefit to their location in Utah with plant based cuisine in a beautiful and casual setting.   Boulder, Utah is a tiny …

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