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Winter 2018: Top 20 & More

Explore the Top 20 whiskies of 2018, including the Whisky of the Year, and plan to make 2019 your best whisky year yet. Take a trip to France, where innovative distillers are crafting amazing single malts and other styles. Pull back the veil on private-label whiskies from big box stores and find out which bottles offer the best bang for your buck.

Fall 2018: The Smoke Lovers’ Issue

Go deep into the peat bog with our guide to exploring all the nuances of smoky whisky, from its gentlest examples to the heaviest hitters. Learn why you really love—or really hate—peaty drams. Learn to pair whisky and cigars, and discover the American distillers smoking grains with native woods for unique, exciting flavors.

Summer 2018: Travel & Adventure

Make whisky a part of your next adventure, whether it’s surfing, fishing, or exploring America’s national parks. Plan a quick trip to Canada, which makes amazing whiskies that never leave the country, and discover Speyside, Scotland’s premier single malt region. Find out the techniques that make blended Irish whiskeys so delicious, and get an insider’s take on the best bargain bourbons.

Spring 2018: The Innovation Issue

Whisky has never been more exciting than it is right now. Meet the innovators who are transforming what’s in the glass, from producers using “alternative aging” methods to distillers experimenting with grains, smoking, blending, and more. Travel the globe with whiskies from Australia, Iceland, Corsica, Indonesia, and beyond—and zero in on the best single malts from Scotland’s coastal regions.

Winter 2017: Top 20 & More

Discover the Top 20 most exciting whiskies of 2017, take a look back at a year full of whisky, and then set your sights ahead to more whisky in the year to come. Find out which American whiskeys you should be collecting now, and explore the single malts of India and craft distilleries of Japan.

Fall 2017: Collecting Whisky & More

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting, go deep into the world of whisky auctions, collecting, and rarities. Learn how to spot a fake, get tips on how to find vintage spirits on store shelves, and discover a collectible whisky for every budget.