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Cities with the Best Whiskey in the USA

Cities with the Best Whiskey in the USA

Although Scotland is the biggest producer of whiskey globally, you can find some of the best whiskey in the world in the United States, though some cities have better selections than others. This article aims to provide you with information about the cities in the USA that have some of the best whiskey money can buy, each paired with complimentary glassware.

Thus, if you are a diehard whiskey connoisseur looking for your next travel destination, this is a must-read for you. 

Cities with the Best Whiskey 

From coast to coast, there are a variety of fantastic whiskey distilleries in the United States that make smooth batches of whiskey that are unique in their ways.

With the vast number of cities included in this article, you are sure to have plenty of destination ideas after you finish reading. 

West Coast

If you don't plan to visit the West Coast anytime soon, after reading through these great whiskey distilleries in that region of the United States, it is sure to leave you booking a flight to one of these cities.

Los Angeles

Who doesn't want an excuse to visit the city where you could run into a star at any moment?

A couple of the fantastic distilleries where you can get some delicious, locally crafted whiskey include Los Angeles Distillery and The Spirit Guild.

San Francisco

While you're in San Francisco checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, be sure to make your way over to some of the best whiskey distilleries in the city, The Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery and Treecraft Distillery. 


Two of Portland's finest distilleries that create their whiskey are Bull Run Whiskey and Westward Whiskey. 

After a long day of hiking the beautiful nature trails in the mountains not far from the city, you can make your way back to Portland for some whiskey tasting. 


If you find yourself in this Northwestern city, you need to check out 2BAR Spirits and Westland Distillery for some smooth local whiskeys that are favorites in the area. 

East Coast 

The East Coast probably conjures up feelings of fancy cocktails, so it makes sense the region would hold some great whiskey distilleries. 


There is so much to do in Boston, but make sure that if you take a trip to this city in the Northeast, you sample some whiskey at either Grandten Distilling or Boston Harbor Distillery or both places. 

New York City 

Don't even think for one second that the Big Apple doesn't have some of the most tremendous handcrafted whiskey you can get. 

Two of the best distilleries in the city include Great Jones Distilling Co. and Kings County Distillery. 


Before stopping by and viewing that giant cracked bell this city is so famous for, have a glass or two of some premium local whiskey. 

A couple of beautiful choices in Philadelphia are Red Bride Craft Distillery and Philadelphia Distillery. 

Washington D.C. 

A couple of distilleries in Washington D.C. are fit for a president to visit. These include One Eight Distilling and Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar. 

The South 

Although the Southeast is more known for its rum production, you can find some great local whiskey if you go a little further from the coast. 


If you genuinely love whiskey and are traveling to the hip city of Austin, make sure you get into the two best distilleries in the city, Still Austin Whiskey Co. and Fierce Whiskers Distillery. 


Mixing great music with great whiskey can take your Nashville experience to the next level. Check out Nelson's Green Brier Distillery and Pennington Distilling Co. while you're in the area. 

New Orleans 

If you're in New Orleans over Mardi Gras, you can take the party further by visiting a couple of the city's distilleries for a smooth glass of whiskey. 

These include Seven Three Distillery Co. and NOLA Distillery. 


A couple of great distilleries craft their whiskey in Atlanta, including ASW Distillery and Old 4th Distillery. 

The Midwest 

The heart of the country has some of the best whiskey, which makes sense considering all of the Irish immigrants who ended up in the Midwest. 


A couple of the many distilleries to choose from in the Windy City include Judson Moore Distillery and Wolf Point Distillery. 


Take a break from staring at the beautiful Colorado mountains, and enjoy some whiskey to warm you up. 

Arguably the best places to get locally made whiskeys are Laws Whiskey House and Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar. 

Kansas City

If you're a whiskey lover who finds yourself in this city that sits in two states, you must try the whiskey from Tom's Town Distilling Co. and Lifted Spirits Distillery. 


When there is a unique new whiskey to try in every corner of the country, there is a reason to visit all the major cities. The big question is, where will you begin your whiskey-tasting journey? 

Wherever you choose to go, make sure that before you set off to your whiskey-inspired destination, you get yourself a whiskey glass that represents the city you plan to go to.