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The next big thing in culinary tourism is the craft spirits movement. Distilleries are popping up in cities around the world. Visiting a distillery is a lot like visiting a brewery or a winery – albeit with a bit more of a punch. The concept is the same – small regional producers driven with an absolute single-minded passion to their craft create some of the finest distilled sports the world has ever seen. Master distillers are turning out vicious vodkas, burning bourbons and whiskeys, gorgeous gins, and even the occasional rowdy rum.

Since our first craft distillery outside of Chicago a few years ago, we’ve sought out these temples of Bacchus and their delicious spirits. Visiting a distillery is near the top of our list in any city as we travel. From London to Colorado, craft distilleries are where it’s at! While the destination may change, the concern for the craft is always present. Here are some of our favorite distillery experiences.

From seeing beautiful buildings to trying pubs and visiting world-class museums, there are so many fun things to do in Oxford England.

27 Fun Things to Do on a Weekend in Oxford

Oxford was the place that made me want to become a traveler. It took me 20 years to return, and I spent two days both wandering in my old footsteps and doing some things for the first time.

Spirits aging at a craft distillery in Nashville, Tennessee

Wet Your Whistle at Eight Nashville Distilleries

For over a century, moonshiners in Tennessee have made the good stuff in the hills, dodging the law, and passing their recipes down through generations. Building on that heritage, today’s Nashville distilleries come in all shapes and sizes.

There are so many things to do in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From historic sites to food tours, a weekend in Gettysburg will be entertaining and delicious.

19 Great Ways to Spend a Weekend in Gettysburg

Gettysburg is one of our favorite places on the East Coast. Popular for history, its attractive downtown, and excellent restaurants and bars, there are plenty of great things to do in Gettysburg.

Walking along the River Avon is one of the great things to do on a weekend in Bath England

From Bubbles to Buns: An Ideal Weekend in Bath, England

Over 25 years ago at summer camp, I met a young woman from Bath. She told me stories about a beautiful town in the west of England that had hot springs and looked like it was right out of a movie set. It turns out she wasn’t lying.

Philadelphia City Hall is one of the main Philly landmarks. The view from the top is stunning and seeing it is one of the top things to do in Philadelphia.

30 Things to do in Philadelphia According to a Local

Philadelphia is often overlooked in favor of our popular neighbors just a little bit north in New York City and a little bit south in Washington, D.C.. But people who skip over us here in the City of Brotherly Love are missing out!

See all the fun things to do in in the small towns of Central Texas on this Texas road trip

Beyond the Big Cities: A Central Texas Road Trip

There are so many awesome places to see in Texas that don’t make it on most tourists’ radars—the small towns mostly known about and loved only by Texans or those with a real affinity for the Lone Star State. Here’s our perfect Central Texas road trip full of places we love.