Every traveler has their reasons to focus on certain hotels when it comes time to book. For some, it’s all about your locationwhile others may prioritize on-site recreation opportunities, design aestheticsor brand name recognition. Then, there are those who seek a different kind of on-site recreation: the ability to imbibe in style in the well-stocked lobby bar. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of hotels around the world that offer first class brew programs, but only a select few can be counted on to provide their guests with unique whiskey collections.
shining beacons joy barrel lifeThese collections help travelers connect with the history of their destination in fluid form – telling the stories of skilled distillers and offering a literal taste of their surroundings.
These hotels aren’t one-size-fits-all either. From grand castles and mansions to potentially haunted estates and island getaways, here are some of the best whiskey collection hotels worth traveling for.
1. Adare Manor
Limerick County, Ireland
Just voted best hotel in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, Ireland run manor It also boasts one of the largest collections of rare whiskeys. For the more discerning whiskey traveler, the all-inclusive bottle collection includes their own collaboration with Midleton Rare Whiskey, which consists of three versions of a single Irish whiskey bottle, and travelers can purchase bottles from the on-property collection.
Between playing golf, visiting the spa and exploring the neo-gothic palace, visitors can also try out the recently launched hotel. Middleton Distillery Tasting Experiencewhich includes sips of exclusive Adare x Midleton whiskey, a lesson on Irish whiskey history, and a nightcap in The Tack Room.
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