Working at a distillery seems like a pretty fun job as is, but can you imagine spending your days in these stunning distilleries? Between the landscapes and the booze, you’d probably never want to go home. Here are 7 of the most incredible distilleries from around the globe.
Located in Speyside, the Tomintoul Distillery is sandwiched between the Cromdale Hills and the River Avon. Appropriately, “Tomintoul” means “hill of the barn” in Scottish Gaelic. Tomintoul is also known as “the gentle dram” because of their mild, “mellow” Scotch.
Bombay Sapphire took the Laverstoke Paper Mill and turned it into this lovely distillery. Set in Hampshire, the distillery is surrounded by wildlife, including otters, swans, and bats. The gin’s botanicals grow in an on-premise greenhouse.
3. Palais Bénédictine
Bénédictine, a mysterious herbal liqueur, is produced at Palais Bénédictine, a literal palace. Palais was dreamed up by Bénédictine developer Alexander Le Grand. Unfortunately, he died before its inauguration at the turn of the 20th century. Today, you can visited the sumptuous palace for more than the liqueur: there is famed art and incredible architecture to behold.
4. Tequila Fortaleza Distillery
Look at those agave plants basking in the scenery. In addition to producing great tequila, the Tequila Fortaleza distillery offers quite a view. This Jalisco gem is available for tours by appointment only, so plan ahead before popping by.
Known for their innovation and creativity, the folks at St. George Spirits work at a massive 65,000-square-foot facility complete with a tasting room and laboratory. This California distillery does produce dark spirits, but it truly shines when it comes to eau de vies and other clear spirits.
Located in Utah of all places, the High West Distillery has a true old-American feel. An accompanying saloon and mouth-watering restaurant give you multiple reasons to visit this rustic distillery, which produces a staggering selection of whiskies. Transport yourself back in time to the days of the wild west. Yeehaw!
All photos courtesy of the respective distilleries.