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St. Louis in 12 Best Cities for Whiskey Lovers

St. Louis has been honored as one of the 12 best cities for whiskey lovers, and Sanctuaria got a special mention!

For whiskey dilettantes, there are few luxuries as gratifying as sipping a smooth, flavorful pour of their favorite barrel-born libation in a scenic setting. Whether you prefer your firewater neat, on the rocks or as part of a crafted concoction, we’ve rounded up the most beloved joints for enjoying a glass (or two) of whiskey from coast to coast.

For the sake of consistency in this list, we’ve gone with the Irish and American spelling of whiskey. However, if you really want to prove your authority when you hit any of the below bars, lounges or honky-tonks, impress your comrades by distinguishing that Scottish and Japanese varieties are spelled whisky. No matter how you spell or savor it, you’ll love expanding your whiskey-tasting horizons at the hangouts below — just be sure to line up a ride home if your city’s Walk Score is low!

11. St. Louis, MO

A certain pair of golden arches may signal that grab-’n’-go burgers are nearby, but the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis beacons that amazing sips of whiskey are on the horizon. If you’re in the mood to splurge, take in a Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in the summertime or a Blues hockey game at the Scottrade Center in the winter — both of which serve a variety of whiskeys — and then treat yourself to one of the city’s stylish whiskey retreats. Notable distilleries include Square One and Still 630.

Frequently Mentioned: Sanctuaria

City Walk Score: 65

Median Home Sale Price: $165,000

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