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Booze, Heritage, and Adventure on The American Whiskey Trail

Did you feel a call to go on your own whiskey adventure after reading our last story about an intrepid Scotch lover's journey across the highlands? Are you an American whiskey fan? If so, we have good news: the American Whiskey Trail takes you on an expedition that includes some of the best and most storied distilleries the U.S. has to offer, and the starting point might not be too far off from your own backyard.

A Man, His Passion, and a Vespa: The Recipe for a Whisky Odyssey

Imagine that you're on vacation, sipping a glass of your favorite whisky while relaxing outside of your hotel on the Scottish isle of Jura. Suddenly, a man arrives on a Vespa loaded up with camping equipment and painting supplies. Intrigued, you strike up a conversation and learn that his name is Ben Birdsall, and that he has just arrived from Switzerland to travel the Scottish Highlands and Isles, hopping from distillery to distillery along the way."Are you an alcoholic?" You ask. "No," He replies. "Are you wanted by the police?" asks a friend. Birdsall retorts: "Not yet."