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.
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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.
Just a half-hour from Austin, Dripping Springs, Texas, combines some of the best outdoor activities in Texas with the food and craft beverages usually only seen in the cities.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped in a big city. Once known for its industries like tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still paying homage to its past.
When we lived in Manhattan, friends would talk about how cute Saratoga Springs was. But with little time or money to get away from the grind, the city remained one of those places that we hoped to get to “one day.” And then it finally happened, and we were blown away.
Dallas is about BBQ and cowboys—both the football kind and the calf-roping kind—but it’s so much more than that, too.
Our expectations of food in Maryland are high, and we were not disappointed on our food tour of charming St. Michaels, Maryland, on the state’s eastern shore.
For well over a century, moonshiners in Tennessee have been making the good stuff in the hills, dodging the long arm of the law, and passing their recipes down through the generations. Building on that heritage, today’s Nashville distilleries come in all shapes and sizes.
Despite living in Pennsylvania for over a decade and exploring areas from the Poconos to Pittsburgh, we had never ventured to the center of the state.
Bath, England has been near the top of my bucket list for most of my life. Over 25 years ago at a 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
In an improbable twist of distilling fate, a one-stoplight town in southern Tennessee is home to the top-selling American whiskey in the world–Jack Daniel’s.