What could be more fun than going on holiday to a country which you know specialises in your favourite drink? You can explore the history, try different varieties, and also learn about the culture of the area that you go to. Here is where to go for a holiday that is based upon your favourite drink.
Rum – Jamaica
Jamaica has reef lined beaches, lush mountains and rainforests. It is known as the birthplace of reggae music and for producing some of the world’s finest rum. The area is rich in sugar production which makes it the ideal place to produce this popular spirit. The highlight of your Jamaican holiday will be discovering the five prominent rum brands with 71 varieties to choose from. Appleton Rum is world famous and you can visit the Appleton Estate which provides rum tours and sampling.
Vodka – Moscow
Russia is known for its vodka and it has been distilled in Russia since the 14thcentury. Be sure to visit Cristall Vodka Museum in Moscow where you can learn the fascinating history of this spirit and try some free samples. Vodka is one of the most popular spirits in the world and Moscow is a great place to explore this drink. Whilst you’re in Moscow, be sure to spend an evening at the incredible Bolshoi Theatre where you can enjoy stunning opera or ballet performances.
Gin – Spain
Spain is known for their gin and tonic. The standard gin, Tanqueray, is moderately priced and widely available and it is quite popular with savvy gin drinkers. Schweppes is often the recognised brand of tonic used but the Spanish use another tonic named Fever Tree which does not have the same synthetic after taste that Schweppes does. The Spanish also choose a garnish to go along with their gin and tonic and you will find different ones like peppercorns, lavender, cinnamon, and many more.
Whisky – Scotland
Scotch whisky is a grain or malt whisky made in Scotland and was originally made from malted barley. In the later years the distilleries started introducing wheat and rye based whiskies. Scotland is known as one of the most beautiful countries and the distilleries for whisky are set in a backdrop of diverse and highly instagrammable landscape. You can join tours or explore the Malt Whisky Trail on your own.
France produces some of the world’s finest wines and wine is a big part of the French culture. There are many wine regions with scenic vineyards to explore and try different pairings. You should visit Bordeaux as it is popularly known to produce the best wines in France. You should also visit Burgundy for its diverse range of white wines. You can join organized tours or plan your own trip in advance.
Tea – India
If you aren’t really into alcoholic beverages, and you prefer a nice cup of tea, then India is the place for you. India consumes 837,000 tonnes of tea every year, making it the county’s’ favourite drink. There is a wide variety of different types of tea available in India, from Darjeeling to Masala Chai, you can include trying as many types of tea as you like whilst on your holiday to India.