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Distilleries from NSW, SA, Tasmania and Victoria have been chosen for Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour.

A guide to tasting whisky, gin, bourbon and more at the world's best distilleries and bars, Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour has just been published.

Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour explores the exciting new world of spirits and cocktails. From gin, bourbon and whisky to vodka, cachaça, tequila and more, Lonely Planet Food’s specialist spirit reviewers, writers and bloggers recommend where to go and what to taste at the best distilleries and bars in more 30 countries.

Australia is represented in the book by 24 distilleries across:

New South Wales

  • Cape Byron Distillery
  • Archie Rose Distilling Co
  • Manly Spirits Co
  • Young Henrys and Husk Distillers

South Australia

  • Prohibition Liquor Company
  • Twenty Third Street Distillery
  • Adelaide Hills Distillery
  • Applewood Distillery
  • Ambleside Distillery
  • Kangaroo Island Spirits 


  • Lark Distillery
  • Hellyers Road Distillery
  • Hartshorn Distillery
  • McHenry Distillery
  • Old Kempton Distillery
  • Sullivans Cove Distillery
  • Shene Estate & Distillery)


  • The Whiskery
  • Timboon Railway Shed,
  • Starward Whisky Distillery
  • Hurdle Creek Still
  • Bass & Flinders
  • Four Pillars

With local itineraries recommending top sights and experiences, as well as a special section showcasing the world’s best cocktails, Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour also includes unmissable regional drinks from South Africa, Canada, Indonesia, the USA, Mexico, Japan, the UK and New Zealand.

How to Use Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour

Within each of the 33 countries in the book, Lonely Planet Food has organised the distilleries alphabetically by region.

In the entry for each distillery, authors have suggested the must-try drink or tasting experience and have also recommended local sights. Also included in the distillery entries are a small number of bars that are best-in-class for their selection of one particular drink, such as arak in Lebanon or tuak in Malaysia, and for which distilleries are hard to find.

At the back of the book is a section dedicated to cocktails: the best mixology magic in the world, and the bars that serve them.

About Lonely Planet Food

Lonely Planet Food – an imprint of the world’s leading travel authority, Lonely Planet – was established in 2016 to enable travellers (both on and off the road) to discover the most local, authentic and delicious foodie hotspots around the world.

Lonely Planet believes food and drink are an intrinsic part of travel, so now we’re sharing our foodie knowledge with titles that serve up unforgettable, mouth-watering food and drink experiences across the globe. Explore the culture behind local cuisines, where to find them and how to enjoy them.


Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour is published by Lonely Planet Food (Sydney, NSW; May 2019; Hb; 264pp; RRP A$29.99. It is available at all good bookshops and directly from the publisher »  

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