Last Updated on February 20, 2022
Lost Spirits Distillery is among the world’s top-ranked distilleries., but the quality of their spirits isn’t the only thing that sets them apart. The Lost Spirits Distillery tour at Area 15 in Las Vegas is a tasting tour like no other. Fully immersive and whimsical, Lost Spirits has been coined as the “Willy Wonka of Booze” by Playboy magazine.
So, what makes this experience so memorable? Come along and find out.
Lost Spirits Distillery Tour
Distillery tours are often fairly lackluster, leading you through the workings of the distillery for a behind-the-scenes look and sipping a few samples along the way. This is NOT the experience you’re going to have at Lost Spirits Distillery in Las Vegas. This tour is fully immersive, surrounding you with visual and audio stimuli that leave you feeling a bit like a kid on a wild adventure.
Touted as an adult Disneyland and the Willy Wonka Factory of booze, you instantly understand all of the hype the minute you step foot in this immersive experience. You’ll be guided through a number of tasting rooms that include the Magic Elevator Room, The English Parlor, The Candle Lit Forest, The Havana Hologram Lounge with holographic performers, The Dorian Gray Tasting Room, and one that seems to be everyone’s favorite – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea tasting room.
As you might have noticed, there’s a bit of a literary theme throughout the tasting rooms. Owner Bryan Davis admits that some of his favorite scenes from literature have been the inspiration behind the theme of each tasting room.
If you’re lucky, you might find yourself on a tour with Bryan Davis himself as your tour guide, leading the way through what can best be described as an amusement park for lovers of fine spirits.
The fully immersive tour includes boat rides, a trip through a faux aquatic fantasia, holographic performers that include calypso dancers, a candlelit jungle, and a tasting in an opium den scene in the Dorian Gray room. A tasting tour through lost spirits is a bit like falling back into history and losing yourself in the most fantastical scenes at the same time.
Of course, the ambiance and nuances of the tasting rooms aren’t the only attraction at Lost Spirits Distillery in Las Vegas. It’s also about the booze. Lost Spirits is a highly acclaimed distillery with accolades that include being called “America’s Best Distillery Experience,” “Best in Class,” “Winners of the Gold Medal & Consumer Choice Award,” and being named winner of the “Liquid Gold Award.”
During the tours, you’ll experience the taste of fine whisky, Navy rum, and brandy. Each tour includes four tastings, plus the opportunity to pay extra for special tastings in hidden rooms along the way. Keep in mind that during peak times, these hidden rooms might be full. If you have your heart set on wandering off and exploring these secret treasures of this adult Willy Wonka factory, plan on visiting during a less busy time slot.
Lost Spirits Distillery Las Vegas Location
Lost Spirits Distillery is located in Area 15 in Las Vegas. Area 15 is located at 3215 S Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV, in a nondescript warehouse building with a simple sign. From the appearance of the outside of the building, you’d never expect the epicenter of incredible surprises and journey that awaits you in this massive entertainment complex.
Once you enter Area15, turn right when you see the skull and then look for the holograms that hold the Lost Spirits sign (this sentence alone should tell you that your visit will be anything but ordinary). Once inside, all you need is a valid ID that says you’re at least 21 years of age.
Prices and Policies
Admission prices vary for the tours at Lost Spirits Distillery, depending on the day of the week, and whether there are any holidays or special events in Las Vegas that increase the demand for a space in line. Tickets are generally priced around $55, and that provides four tastings of whisky, rum, and brandy and a tour of their amazing distillery.
Lost Spirits is currently open Thursday thru Monday, with Tuesday and Wednesday as dark days. Friday evenings and Saturdays typically include live performers as well. This schedule is subject to change.
You should plan on spending anywhere from 1-2 hours at the distillery, depending on how long you want to spend lingering in your favorite room. There’s no rush, and you’ll want to take a little time and enjoy all the nuances of each exquisitely distilled spirit.
The pours are quite generous, so it’s strongly encouraged that you don’t drink before you arrive, and also that you don’t plan on driving. Las Vegas has some pretty stiff penalties for drinking and driving, so it’s best to play it safe and not ruin your time in Vegas. Also, know your own tolerance and sip accordingly during your visit.
Lost Spirits Distillery is open to anyone who is at least the legal drinking age of 21. While younger visitors might enjoy this surreal world, they’ll have to leave it to their imagination because they’re not allowed in.
Due to the nature of this immersive tour, it’s suggested that you wear comfortable shoes. Otherwise, there is no dress code.
World’s Most Immersive Distillery
Lost Spirits Distillery at Area 15 in Las Vegas is an experience like none other. Bring your sense of adventure, your love of fine liquor and spirits, and allow yourself to escape for a moment to a world that previously only existed in your imagination. Purchase your tickets and make your reservations today.