Garrulous owner Michael Ward welcomes visitors like an old friend and explains the distillery's traditional methods (first developed by Benedictine monks). Despite the arrival of truckloads of appreciative tourists who can't seem to get enough of Ward's liqueurs, schnapps and eaux de vies, the family-run business has resisted modernization. "We can't be too busy," Ward says. "We like to take the time to have a shot of schnapps or liqueur with our guests." Orders can be placed online at tamborinemountaindistillery.com.