Fall 2019 Buying Guide

Explore over 150 whisky reviews, including Macallan Estate, Woodford Reserve Batch Proof, Springbank 25 year old, and Four Roses Small Batch Select.

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Buying Guide

Over 4,000 Whisky Ratings

The Whisky Advocate Buying Guide is a powerful tool for learning, discovery, and making the most of your whisky buying budget. Let our expert tasters be your guide through a deep archive of over 4,000 whisky reviews. Using our finely tuned search tool, you can identify whisky at prices and styles that suit any desire, whether searching for a daily drinking whisky or a special gift. Our rating scheme is:

95-100 points—Classic: a great whisky
90-94 points—Outstanding: a whisky of superior character and style
85-89 points—Very good: a whisky with special qualities
80-84 points—Good: a solid, well-made whisky
75-79—Mediocre: a drinkable whisky that may have minor flaws
50-74—Not recommended

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Several bottles of whiskies matured in custom-made casks rest on a wooden surface in front of a wooden wall.
Several bottles of whiskies matured in custom-made casks rest on a wooden surface in front of a wooden wall.

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Rare oak, unusual coopering techniques, and other barrel variations lend these scotch, Irish, and American whiskeys unparalleled flavor.

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