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: 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: 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.

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: 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.

Summer 2020: Cocktails Made Simple

Make your best whisky cocktails ever—even when improvising—with tips from professional bartenders in our in-depth guide to the top classics. Meet the fresh faces and creative boundary-pushers of single malt in both Scotland and the U.S. Explore Pittsburgh’s vibrant whiskey scene, and peruse over 130 reviews of bourbon, scotch, and more.

Spring 2020: Black Market Bourbon & More

Dive deep into the bourbon black market, where illegal reselling of in-demand bottles runs rampant, frustrating law enforcement and many whisky lovers. Explore the burgeoning renaissance of Irish single pot still whiskey, and discover the “imposters” that hide in plain sight on the liquor store shelf. Whip up a champagne-whisky cocktail, and meet America’s whiskey-supporting craftspeople.

Special Issue 2020

Whisky is great, but what makes it better? The company of friends. This Special Issue, available on newsstands and delivered as a bonus to Whisky Advocate subscribers, dives deep into the phenomenon of whisky clubs. Draw inspiration from the experiences of numerous diverse clubs across the world, and find tips and resources for starting your own.

Winter 2019: Top 20 & More

A year’s worth of reviews culminates in the 2019 Top 20, including Whisky of the Year. Find a new favorite bottle before exploring the country’s best whiskey distillery cocktail bars. Discover the statewide movements to define unique whiskey styles, and learn how 50 year old scotch makes it to the half-century mark. Try out a new cocktail recipe, and pair your whisky with cookies.

Fall 2019: Entertaining With Whisky

Step up your hospitality with our entertaining guide, offering hosting tips, party themes, menu ideas, and plenty of recommended bottles. Explore Scotland’s whisky regions, discover wild-fermentation whiskies, and learn all about triple-distillation. Plus, find a few new whiskies to try in the Buying Guide, offering over 150 reviews of scotch, bourbon, and more.

Summer 2019: Greatest Whisky Cities

Uncork a bottle and discover the world’s greatest whisky cities, from Edinburgh to Dublin, Louisville to Osaka, and beyond. Refresh your summer drinking game with blended scotches—and with frozen whisky cocktails. Become distiller for a day, get tips on pairing whisky and ice cream, and learn how warm climates create amazing single malts.

Spring 2019: All About Rye

Go all-in on rye whiskey with our guide to the rye renaissance, the innovators making rye around the world—and in your backyard—and the stash of amazing ryes that come from Canada’s leading distillers. Experiment with rye in cocktails, explore cask-strength scotch, and be sure to make a list of the whiskies, rye or otherwise, that you must try from our Buying Guide.