Craft Distilleries to Visit

by Erich Martin

May 11, 2019

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When it comes to craft alcohol, it seems like craft beer takes the spotlight in most discussions, but there are excellent craft distilleries all over the country as well.


Depending on which type of alcohol you’re interested in learning about, there are great distilleries to visit.


On the distinctive end of the spectrum is Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye distillery. This whiskey distillery is located in Bristol, Pennsylvania, just an hour outside of Philadelphia. If you come to the brewery, be prepared for a tour of the facility from the owners and learn how traditional rye whiskey is made. Guests can also taste varieties of the whiskey after the tour.


In Portland, Oregon, Clear Creek Distillery uses local fruit to create clear fruit brandies. Clear Creek has a tasting room open every day of the week. In addition to its signature clear brandies, this distillery also produces liqueurs, grappa and barrel-aged brandy.


To the south, we have Corsair Distillery. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, this distillery produces everything from absinthe to gin to quinoa whiskey. The distillery offers tours of both locations. Beyond tours, the distillery offers cocktail creation courses, letting cocktail lovers flex their creative muscles.


In the Midwest, Letherbee Distillers is located in Chicago and maintains a versatile offering. Letherbee is available internationally and the distillery offers besk, gin, absinthe and much more. This distillery prides itself on functioning totally without any undue outside influences.



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