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Winter 2021: Top 20 & More

Celebrate a year of great whisky with our Winter 2021 issue, which includes the annual Top 20 list, spending plans for any budget, and the very best 21 year old scotches on the market. We’ll also teach you how to integrate peaty whisky at the dinner table and help you plan whisky-centric trips to Brooklyn and Minneapolis. Plus, the Buying Guide has over 115 new whisky reviews.

Fall 2021: Bourbon’s New Heights

Brush up on your bourbon knowledge as we go deep into America’s native spirit, highlighting emerging whisky makers and trends, the rise in auction prices, delicious pairing opportunities, and more. We also turn to Texas to check in with the state’s growing whisky presence, jet down to Miami for some beachside drams, and cozy up with out favorite whisky games. Plus, the Buying Guide has over 130 new whisky reviews.

Summer 2021 cover of Whisky Advocate magazine

Summer 2021: Irish Whiskey Blossoms

Dive into the world of Irish Whiskey as we spotlight four emerging trends within the style, get up to date on the new Japanese whisky regulations and what they mean for drinkers, and rock out with heavy metal musicians crafting their own special drams. Learn how to make summer cocktails using shrubs, grab yourself a Ready to Drink cocktails, and crack open the Buying Guide, which has more than 100 new reviews.

Spring 2021 cover of Whisky Advocate magazine

Spring 2021: Whisky’s Hidden Gems

Discover whisky’s best-kept secrets, including 10 under-appreciated single malt scotch distilleries, the growing Nordic whisky scene, and the obscure styles from around the world that you should be drinking. Go foraging for cocktail ingredients, join a distillery tasting club, and crack open the Buying Guide, which has more than 100 new reviews.

the cover of the winter 2020 issue of Whisky Advocate magazine, with three bottles and the text Whisky of the Year

Winter 2020: Top 20 & More

The most exciting whiskies of the year are revealed in our annual Top 20 list, with Whisky of the Year standing out among a field of strong contenders. Explore the wide world of single malts beyond Scotland, whip up a delicious treat made with a dram, and find a new bottle to try with the Buying Guide, which has more than 135 new reviews.

Fall 2020 cover of Whisky Advocate magazine

Fall 2020: The Big Whisky Issue

It’s time to go big as we take you inside the world’s largest distilleries, explore barrel-proof bourbon and massively peated scotch, and showcase the highest-scoring—and highest-priced—whiskies. Get cocktail recipes and food pairing ideas, learn about the single malts that go into blended scotch, and discover a new favorite whisky in the Buying Guide, which has more than 130 reviews.