Winter 2021: Top 20 & More

Winter 2021: Top 20 & More

Whisky Advocate’s Winter issue, which features our Top 20 Whiskies of the Year, is on newsstands now. Pick up a copy to see reviews and ratings for our Top 20, led by our Whisky of the Year. We also say farewell to 2021 with a salute to 21 year old whiskies, offering our best picks to drink now. Our Whisky Year on a Budget feature maps out four whisky budgets for 2022—with annual spending set $500, $1,000, $2,000, or $5,000. The Matching Flavors feature presents a dinner pairing with peated whiskies, and we also cover the range of smokey American whiskeys and the many wood types being used to impart enhanced flavor. From Scotland, our Last Casks story explores the country’s rapidly dwindling supply of rare, coveted whiskies from long-shuttered distilleries—some of which are surprisingly affordable.

Our Winter issue’s Buying Guide also offers 115 whisky reviews, including our Best Values, Collectibles, and Editor’s Choice selections. Pick up a copy of the Winter issue today!

Winter 2021 Buying Guide


Explore over 115 whisky reviews, including Gordon & MacPhail Generations 80 year old, Blackened x Willet Madeira Cask Finished Rye, Hibiki 21 year old, and Redbreast Pedro Ximénex Edition