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Fall 2019: Entertaining With Whisky

Step up your hospitality with our entertaining guide, offering hosting tips, party themes, menu ideas, and plenty of recommended bottles. Explore Scotland’s whisky regions, discover wild-fermentation whiskies, and learn all about triple-distillation. Plus, find a few new whiskies to try in the Buying Guide, offering over 150 reviews of scotch, bourbon, and more.

Summer 2019: Greatest Whisky Cities

Uncork a bottle and discover the world’s greatest whisky cities, from Edinburgh to Dublin, Louisville to Osaka, and beyond. Refresh your summer drinking game with blended scotches—and with frozen whisky cocktails. Become distiller for a day, get tips on pairing whisky and ice cream, and learn how warm climates create amazing single malts.

Spring 2019: All About Rye

Go all-in on rye whiskey with our guide to the rye renaissance, the innovators making rye around the world—and in your backyard—and the stash of amazing ryes that come from Canada’s leading distillers. Experiment with rye in cocktails, explore cask-strength scotch, and be sure to make a list of the whiskies, rye or otherwise, that you must try from our Buying Guide.

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.

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