Bombay Sapphire’s huge glass headquarters is one of most impressive distilleries in the world.
During the week, guests can explore the distillery in the company of a ‘distillery host’, who will be on hand to answer questions and guide you around the site. On the weekend, guests are allowed to discover the historic distillery for themselves using an interactive map. They also offer gin cocktail master classes, VIP tours and an ‘ultimate experience’ for the more adventurous.
The Bundaberg Distilling Co. was born in 1888, when a band of ingenious Sugar Millers turned a ‘horrendous Molasses surplus’ into fine Rum. Fast-forward to a few decades, and they have thousands of punters arriving every day to explore and discover their incredible rum stills.
Set up in 1973, the Suntory Hakushu Whiskey Distillery is the second of its kind and is one of the best and most remote distilleries in Japan. Showcasing their signature product, Hakushu Whiskey, guests can enjoy walking tours, tasting experiences and incredible views of the rolling valleys and forests that it is set within.
Not content with an olde building to create his famous Bénédictine: Alexandre Le Grand decided to employ architect Camille Albert, one of the greatest architects in the world, to design this beautifully Gothic distillery.
Guests can still see them making their famous liquor, while understanding more how it is made. At the end of the tour, a free sample is given of the Benedictine liqueur.
Tours at the Buffalo Trace Distillery begin with an engaging video about the history of their world famous bourbons. Once finished, you’ll be set free to explore their wonderful warehouses that are full of bourbon barrels and their signature scents. All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of their award-winning products.
Jose Cuervo® is the oldest and most prestigious tequila company in the world. It is also one of the few multinational alcohol companies that has stayed in the same family since its foundation.
They have a range of tours ranging from $220 to $2,200 – so this is by far the cheapest option on the list. It is, however, very impressive.
Flor de Cana take you on the road for their distillery tour; after introducing you to the raw materials involved in the rum production — sugar cane and molasses — you’ll then board a vehicle, which takes them through several exciting pit stops.
Guests will visit the rum museum, which features exhibits varying from the history of sugar cane, to the status of Flor de Caña worldwide. With various tastings and shops along the journey, we recommend not taking your own vehicle to this one.