Australia will feature in the groundbreaking guide to the world’s best distilleries and bars in the Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour.

Exploring an exciting new world of spirits and cocktails, the Lonely Planet Food imprint on the world’s leading travel authority is not to be missed. Specialist spirit bloggers, reviewers, and writers have given their say on the best places distilling whiskey, gin, bourbon and more in more than 30 countries.

As a testament to the country’s brewing prowess, more than 24 distilleries have been represented in the book from around Australia. Some notable mentions include Young Henrys from NSW, Applewood Distillery in South Australia and the Four Pillars in Victoria, along with countless more Australian alcohol connoisseurs.

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.

Within each of the 33 countries in the guide, Lonely Planet Food has alphabetically organised the distilleries by region. For each distillery, authors have suggested the must-try special or tasting experience, accompanied with essential local sites to visit. A small number of bars are also included in the distillery entries due to their specialty drinks, including the Tuak in Malaysia and Arak in Lebanon. If cocktails are more your specialty, the back end of the book is dedicated to the best places of mixology magic, and the bars that serve them.

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