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Photo: KoHana Distillery in Hawaii

Distilleries

Our tours of distilleries currently on in California and even one in Hawaii! We have loved the ones we have written about here, and made sure to bring some liquor home from our visit as well!

Some of our favorites have been Hotaling & Co in San Francisco, and KoHana Rum in Hawaii!

See what we liked and how our experiences were below!

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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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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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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A Visit to Sonoma’s Spirited Side – Prohibition Spirits

Check out our trip to an amazing Sonoma Valley distillery! We also used their Nocino to make a fabulous walnut rum old fashioned cocktail!   When most people think about visiting Sonoma, they envision rolling hills covered in grapevines and beautiful tasting rooms! But, there is a whole other side of Sonoma that has a …

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Blackberry Sazerac and a visit to St. George Distilling

Check out our visit to a Bay Area Distillery on our latest trip! We also developed a blackberry sazerac cocktail featuring the products!   Have you ever smelled a room filled with perfectly ripe pears? Luckily we have and it is amazing, especially when that room happens to also hold a craft distillery!  Regular readers …

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Earl Grey Manhattan and a Visit to (Anchor) Hotaling Distilling

 A Tour of Anchor Distilling in San Francisco and a Rye Whiskey Manhattan! See our great experience, and creation of an Earl Grey Manhattan!   A lot of folks collect things like a t-shirt or a magnet from the places they travel, but what do we come home with? Bottles of delightful spirits of course! …

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