The Spring 2017 issue—on newsstands now—features the latest award-winning whiskies chosen by our tasting panel. It also has reviews and ratings for over 100 whiskies. Here are the top 10 highest-scoring bottles.
Fans of Compass Box’s standard Spice Tree won’t want to miss this revved-up limited edition.
If you love Islay malts and can’t choose a favorite, this blended malt means that now you don’t have to.
Dip your toe into the rice whisky category with this heavily sherried example: it may rock your world (or at least the boat).
One of two batches that made the list, this 100% rye is distilled in Canada and then finished in French oak barrels in California.
Similar in style to PX sherry, Moscatel imparts honeyed, nutty, and coffee flavors onto the single malt.
Blending three barrels each of bourbon and rye, it’s the only American whiskey on this list, and it’s a stunner.
Deemed “the best of the bunch” among Kavalan’s single sherry cask bottlings, this one has more citrus and ripe fruit.
Made up of 86% single malts from nine distilleries, including Macallan and Bowmore, plus 14% grain whiskies from 7 distilleries, you have to taste it to believe it.
“Lusty rye spices and ethereal honeysuckle” await you.
The brand’s first blended malt has flavors of tangerine, gingersnaps, Brazil nuts, and cinnamon.