The 2019 Top 20 Countdown Begins November 25

After tasting hundreds of bourbons, scotches, and other whiskies throughout the year, we have arrived at the 2019 Whisky Advocate Top 20: the most exciting whiskies of the year, selected based on quality, price, availability, and “x-factor.” Join us as we count down to reveal the full list, starting on November 25.

More From Video

VIDEO: Jefferson’s Ocean & Rye

This sommelier-led virtual tasting features two unique American whiskeys from Jefferson’s Bourbon that showcase how this brand uses experimental aging techniques and sophisticated barrel-finishing tactics.

VIDEO: Maker’s Mark House Style with Bill Samuels Jr.

This virtual tasting features two examples of Maker’s Mark’s iconic house-style of red winter wheat whiskey: the long-standing flagship bourbon and its newest, and more limited, high-proof counterpart. With special guest, Bill Samuels Jr., founding family member of Maker’s Mark.

VIDEO: Explore Bottled in Bond

This virtual tasting features two examples of bottled in bond whiskey—that is, American whiskey from one distillation season and one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, then bottled at exactly 100 proof.

For videos with closed captions, please see the Whisky Advocate video page on YouTube.