Distillery Articles

Area Maps

We’ve put together up to date maps of all open distilleries in Northern California and Bay Area Distilleries, covering our home turn of San Francisco and the surrounding area. We’ve tried to link to reviews, and add hours and tour information wherever possible.

We’ve also put together a distillery map for LA.

Distillery Reviews

We’ve visited dozens of distilleries in the US and Europe and written up reviews of our travels. Here are some of our favorites:

Abelour warehouse
Aberlour Distillery Tour
Our trip to Aberlour distillery in Speyside and their tasting.
Several white barns with red doors and barrels that spell out welcome
Edradour Distillery – 90 Minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh
Edradour distillery, close to Edinburgh and Glasgow, wonderful whisky.
Slope roof building with reflections on top of a hill
Macallan Distillery
Macallan Distillery’s Six Pillars tour and tasting
Woman in front of wall next to Lagavulin sign with buildings behind
Lagavulin Distillery and Sensory Tour
Our trip to Lagavulin for the Sensory Tour
Seaside warehouse
Laphroaig Distillery
A review of our Laphroaig Distillery tour and tasting
Four barrels with blue tops in front of more barrels
Bruichladdich Warehouse Tour
A review of our Bruichladdich Warehouse tour - Highly recommend
Several stills and bottles in front of bar
Tripp Distillery
A one-man show well worth the short ride from SF
Two people talking with industrial equipment behind them
Hawaiian Shochu Company
Our visit to the very traditional Hawaiian Shochu Company
Three people next to stills
KoHana Rum Distillery Tasting and Tour
Hawaiian agricole rum distillery with emphasis on sustainability
Three stills in a warehouse
St George’s Distillery
Mad scientists of alcohol