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Winter 2020 Buying Guide

Explore over 150 whisky reviews, including WhistlePig Boss Hog VII, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Old Fitzgerald, and Johnnie Walker's anniversary bottles.

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Buying Guide

Over 4,500 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 4,500 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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