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Winter 2020: Top 20 & More

Whisky Advocate magazine is America’s leading spirits publication. Since its inception over 25 years ago, it has been the premier source for information, education, and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts. Whisky Advocate also sponsors WhiskyFest™, the country’s largest and most respected whisky tasting event. The Winter 2020 issue is on newsstands now.

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Winter 2020: Top 20 & More