There’s no better way to bond with your favorite spirit than to visit the place it was made. Distilleries these days offer all kinds of educational tours, guided tastings and even lodging so you can rest your head after spending the day sipping taste after taste. And many of our favorites are surrounded by gorgeous scenery that makes the trip even more worth it.
It doesn’t stop with American distilleries. If you’re planning a visit to our neighbors up north (or are looking for an excuse to venture across the border), there are plenty of distilleries to visit—and they make much more than just blended whisky, although there certainly is a good amount of that. These five Canadian distilleries are some of the most beautiful in all of North America and are definitely worth a detour.