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Summer 2021 Buying Guide

Explore over 100 whisky reviews, including Ardbeg 25 year old, Alberta Premium Cask Strength, Midleton Very Rare 2021, and Dewar's Japanese Smooth.

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Buying Guide

Over 5,000 Whisky Ratings

The Whisky Advocate Buying Guide is a powerful tool for learning, discovery, and making the most of your whisky buying budget. Let our expert tasters be your guide through a deep archive of over 5,000 whisky reviews. Using our finely tuned search tool, you can identify whisky at prices and styles that suit any desire, whether searching for a daily drinking whisky or a special gift. Our rating scheme is:

95-100 points—Classic: a great whisky
90-94 points—Outstanding: a whisky of superior character and style
85-89 points—Very good: a whisky with special qualities
80-84 points—Good: a solid, well-made whisky
75-79—Mediocre: a drinkable whisky that may have minor flaws
50-74—Not recommended

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