Three scotch whiskies—though not all single malts—achieved top marks from our tasting panel.
There were a few standouts in the collection of rare single malt scotches from Islay, Speyside, and the Highlands.
Blind-tasted and scored, the annual limited-edition bourbons and ryes proved their mettle once again.
This riff on the Penicillin combines Japanese whisky and Islay scotch, showcasing yuzu juice instead of the typical lemon.
Irish whiskey combines with cinnamon syrup, ginger liqueur, and lemon juice in this richly textured cocktail.
Grilled blood orange juice adds richness to this smoked cocktail, which also includes bourbon, amaro, and cherry liqueur.
New York bourbon, Irish single malt, and a single grain whisky from Scotland impressed with high scores and low prices.