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The 7 Best Distilleries to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is a wonderfully boozy place. There are plenty of picturesque bars and talented bartenders to follow, but there’s one thing we need more of in our feeds: distilleries. Not only do these spirit makers provide a new level of travel inspiration, their feeds are more unexpected—and filled with more cute animals—than other types of boozy accounts. Get your Insta feed on point and follow these seven fantastic distilleries.

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky (@LagavulinWhisky)

Chances are you’ve heard of this single malt scotch brand from its many appearances on Parks & Recreation. If that’s the case, you’ll be pleased to discover that Lagavulin not only posts its fair share of stunning Scottish landscapes and bottle shots, but also the occasional video and reference to the one and only Ron Swanson. As Swanson says of Lagavulin, “Prepare to experience true freedom and bliss.”

You & Yours Distilling Co. (@YouandYoursSD)

Based in San Diego, You & Yours Distilling Co. nails the Instagram aesthetic to a tee. Bright, crisp images of pastel-colored cocktails dot its feed, along with bottle shots of the distillery’s vodka and gin. We’re also here for the occasional snaps of their still in the glowing #morninglight.

Laphroaig Islay Single Malt (@Laphroaig)

Those who daydream about quitting their day job and spending the rest of their lives making scotch can live vicariously through Laphroaig’s scenic Insta feed. Pretend you’re out working in the peat bog or enjoying a glass of single malt with an idyllic view (and a few sheep) each time one of the brand’s photos graces your feed.

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Montanya Distillers (@MontanyaRum)

Distilling rum in the Colorado mountains has its perks. Not only do you get to drink delicious rum cocktails anytime, you get to do so in one of the most breathtaking places in the country. Montanya Distillers’ Instagram is a mish mash of gorgeous landscapes, delightful-looking cocktails and peeks inside the distillery. It’s everything you want in a distillery Instagram.

High West Distillery (@DrinkHighWest)

If you’re more inclined to drink a measure of whiskey in the mountains instead of rum, give Utah-based High West Distillery a follow. The ski-in distillery posts plenty of mountain pics but also keeps your feed full of its mouth-watering whiskey selection—which might inspire a few trips to the liquor store.

Corgi Spirits (@CorgiSpirits)

Follow this Instagram immediately if your feed is lacking any of the following: corgis, brightly colored cocktails, Queen Elizabeth. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Corgi Spirits posts photos of these three things on a regular basis, which will add a little delight to your life.

Bonus: Distillery Cats (@DistilleryCats)

If you’re in the distillery Instagram game just for the cute mousers, you’re in luck: This account is hard evidence that distillery cats are the cutest (and hardest working) cats on social media. From helping move inventory to inspecting product as it ages, there’s so much more to their jobs than lounging around on (or in) boxes—at least that’s what they want you to think.