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There are more options for whisky lovers than ever, many of them truly excellent. Whisky Advocate’s Buying Guide features over 5,000 whisky reviews—it's the go-to source for the latest reviews from our expert panel of veteran tasters. Using a 100-point scale, we bring you ratings and tasting impressions on thousands of whiskies from across the whisky world. Of course, the best way to learn about whiskies is to taste them for yourself and draw your own conclusions, and with the benefit of our expert tasters you’ll be on the right path to making smarter buying decisions and discovering the world’s most enjoyable whiskies.



BigSmoke meets WhiskyFest, October 30, 2021. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Hollywood, FloridaWhiskyFest tickets, including those to our new event—Big Smoke Meets WhiskyFest—are now on sale. BUY NOW!
Whisky Advocate’s WhiskyFest is teaming up with Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke for an amazing day of whisky and cigars. Join us for daytime Cigar seminars with Cigar Aficionado’s editors and the world’s best cigar makers. The combined Grand Tasting in the evening features great cigars and whisky, as well as whisky seminars. It will be a fun-filled event that you don't want to miss!

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WhiskyFest™, the leading whisky festival in North America with annual events in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of hundreds of whiskies from around the world. Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. Attend free seminars conducted by whisky experts.

Special BONUS: Receive a 1 year subscription to Whisky Advocate magazine when you purchase a WhiskyFest ticket.


Fall 2021: Bourbon’s New Heights

Whisky Advocate magazine is America’s leading spirits publication. Since its inception over 25 years ago, it has been the premier source for information, education, and entertainment for whisky enthusiasts. Whisky Advocate also sponsors WhiskyFest™, the country’s largest and most respected whisky tasting event. The Fall 2021 issue is on newsstands now.

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Fall 2021: Bourbon’s New Heights