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8 Must-See Alcohol Destinations from Around the World

Plan to sip your favorite wine, beer or spirit at one of these stunning vacation destinations around the globe.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsMarriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

If You Love Tequila…

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

As if the tropical location wasn’t enough, this breathtaking resort in Puerto Vallarta gives you the chance to become a tequila expert. (Psst! Learn the best mixers for tequila here.) The hotel’s “Secretos de la Familia” program invites tequila lovers to learn the history of the spirit from an on-site tequilera—also known as a tequila sommelier. Plus, the resort grows its own blue agave, which gets turned into one of the hotel’s five proprietary tequilas.

Book a stay here.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsBarnsley Resort

If You Love Bourbon…

Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, Georgia 

Arguably the South’s most popular drink, bourbon is the star of the show at Barnsley Resort. During the resort’s Bourbon Tastings, you can mingle with a bourbon expert, learn about the spirit’s history and—of course—taste five of the finest Kentucky bourbons. (We bet they’d go great in one of these bourbon-spiked recipes!)  In case that wasn’t enough to make travel plans, guests also get to sample Southern comfort food as they drink.

Book a stay here.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsFacebook / Il Salviatino

If You Love Champagne…

Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy

Bathe in luxury at Il Salviatino just outside of Florence. This charming villa is known for its stunning views of the Tuscan hills and its “Ultimate Bubble Bath” offering. Guests can arrange for a private bath filled with their choice of “bubbles”—prosecco, Asti Spumante or French champagne. An extra bottle is provided so you can sip during the experience.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsFacebook / Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House

If You Love Beer…

Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House, Halethorpe, Maryland

You no longer need to book a flight to Ireland to enjoy the famous beer experience. The U.S.’s first Guinness Brewery since 1954, this location lives on the bones of the first Maryland distillery opened after Prohibition. Visitors can learn about the brand’s history, take a tour of the brewery, sample a variety of beers in the taproom and enjoy a meal or snack at 1817—the onsite restaurant named after the year the first shipment of Guinness was sent to the States.

P.S. Don’t just drink your Guinness. You can eat it, too!

Learn more here.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsFacebook / City of London Distillery

If You Love Gin…

City of London Distillery, London, England

Opened in 2012, the City of London Distillery mixes time-tested distilling techniques with experimental risks. You can, too, thanks to the distillery’s Gin Lab Experience. Visitors have the chance to design and distill their very own bottle of the classic spirit—overseeing everything from the botanicals to the bottle’s label. If you’re feeling brave, sign up for the Gin Competition where teams create their own gin, then select the best spirit through a blind taste test.

Learn more here.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsJarvis Estate

If You Love Wine…

Jarvis Estate, Napa, California

No matter how many winery tours you’ve been on, there’s a good chance you’ve never had an experience quite like the one offered at Jarvis Estate. After all, every part of the winemaking process at Jarvis takes place inside enormous, underground caves. On the tour, visitors have the chance to learn more about the rich winemaking process, catch a glimpse of the signature underground waterfall and sample six wines in the Tasting Chamber.

Can’t make it out to California? Try visiting the best winery in your state.

Learn more here.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsFacebook / Listel Hotel Whistler

If You Love Vodka…

Ketel One Ice Room, Whistler, British Columbia

Tucked inside the Listel Hotel of Whistler is the Ketel One Ice Room. This vodka tasting area was designed with the spirit in mind. The room’s temperature stays well below zero, so guests can sample vodka from around the world and enjoy a smooth finish instead of the bitter taste usually associated with the liquor. Though the room is freezing cold, you’ll stay warm and toasty inside one of the provided Canada Goose parkas.

Book a stay here.

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Exotic alcohol destinationsFacebook / Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

If You Love Rum…

Colony Club, Barbados

For the best rum experience, you have to head to the spirit’s birthplace: the Caribbean. The island of Barbados is particularly alluring since it offers rum lovers two awesome experiences: tours of the Mount Gay Rum Factory and a stay at the Colony Club. On the factory tour, prepare to learn about the process of making rum and enjoy a few sips of the brand’s limited edition 1703 Master Select blend. Then, head to the Colony Club and explore the hotel’s rum vault, featuring 150 rums from around the world.

Book a stay here.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
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