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Whiskey Features and Reviews

We recently toasted Malt Master David Stewart for his half-century in the Scotch whisky business with a taste of his limited-edition The Balvenie Aged 50 Years

The word whiskey is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word for "Water of Life." This spirit comes in many forms and is produced all over the world in places like Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Whether you like your whiskey on the rocks or as part of a cocktail, this is the place to find features and reviews of this spirit.

Orphan Barrel Barterhouse
Orphan Barrel Barterhouse Kentucky Bourbon
Aged 20 years in American Oak, this bottle of Kentucky Bourbon is as smooth as it is dangerous.

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Crown Royal XR
Crown Royal XR
Containing some of the last batch of whiskies from the LaSalle distillery, this Canadian Whisky has strong oak flavors with subtle notes of caramel and almond.

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Top 10 Bourbons
From Pappy Van Winkle's premium aged whiskey to exciting new creations like Angel's Envy, partake in the grand tradition of Bourbon with one of our favorite bottles.
Four Roses Small Batch, one of our Top 10 Bourbons

The Dimple Pinch, on GAYOT's list of Top 10 Blended Scotch
Top 10 Blended Scotch
There are good reasons why blended Scotch accounts for 90 percent of all whisky production in Scotland: it's typically well-balanced, inexpensive and easy to drink.

Top 10 Single Malt Scotch
Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle. From the Highlands to the Lowlands, taste the best of Scotland.
Glenkinchie 1991 Distillers Edition, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch picks

The ABCs of Bourbon

More Whiskey Reviews

Bastille 1789 Whisky
The Balvenie Aged 50 Years
Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey
Bulleit Bourbon
Chivas Regal 25-Year-Old Original
Concannon Irish Whiskey
Dewar's Blended Scotch Whisky
Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon
Evan Williams Holiday Egg Nog
Famous Grouse Malt Whisky
The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1969
The Glenlivet Nàdurra
Glenmorangie Margaux
Glenrothes 1991
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Hibiki 12-Year-Old Japanese Blended Whisky
Highland Park Whisky 18-Year

Highland Park Whisky 30-Year
Johnnie Walker Double Black
Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey
The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection
Maker's 46 Kentucky Bourbon Whisky
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve
Parker’s Heritage Collection 27-Year-Old Bourbon
Russell's Reserve Rye
Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
Wild Turkey American Honey Liqueur
Woodford Reserve Straight Malt Whiskey
Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash
Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak Finish Bourbon

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Craft breweries are a trend on the rise, with thousands opening worldwide. To help, we've compiled a list of our ten favorite brews you need to try.

Whether straight up or mixed into an Admiral Schley Punch, share a cheers to the American spirit by trying one of our top ten bourbons.