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