Winter 2017: Top 20 & More

Winter 2017: Top 20 & More

The Winter 2017 issue of Whisky Advocate takes a look back at the biggest moments in whisky over the past 12 months. Check out the Top 20 most exciting whiskies, which were scored blind and ranked with availability and price in mind. Our Whisky of the Year scored 94 points and costs just $60.

The future is also on our minds, as we predict which American whiskeys you should be collecting now for big returns later. And we’re looking outward as well, particularly to places like India, a growing whisky hotspot, and Japan, where small craft distillers are changing the game.

For the constant traveler, don’t miss our guide to drinking whisky in Paris, as well as the 10 best luxury hotels for whisky lovers, from Las Vegas to London. If you’re planning to celebrate the holidays with a dram—or just need a whisky to warm you during the chilly months—let our Winter Buying Guide, featuring nearly 100 reviews, lead you home.

Winter 2017 Buying Guide


Explore over 80 whisky reviews, including the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Diageo Special Releases, and Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch.