Whiskey (or whisky if it's Scottish or Japanese) can encompass several styles, from smoky, peaty Scotch to spicy rye, but one shared characteristic is a backbone of malted barley or other grains. While great sipped neat, see how to use it in recipes and read more about its many forms here.

The Carajillo Is Mexico's Ultimate Two-Ingredient Coffee Cocktail

This National Coffee Day, unwind with a two-ingredient coffee cocktail from Mexico: the Carajillo. Or try an updated take that adds some warm spice for chilly nights. The Original Carajillo [caption...

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Best whiskey for an Irish Cream?

by nooodles 16 years ago

I have limited knowledge of whiskey. What I have had, ironically enough, is fairly pricey single malt scotch like Ardbeg and other peet-heavy, woody scotch from Islay (my boyfriend is into this stu...

Blanton's Straight from the Barrell

Ali G
by Ali G 5 years ago

I've heard that Blanton's SFTB is only distributed in international markets and sometimes available domestically at certain duty free shops. Has anyone come across this at duty free? If so, whi...

Straight Whiskey and Blended Whiskey

by Sami7 5 years ago

How does straight whiskey taste compare to blended whiskey? Which one is better? Also which one is better to use to make a cocktail with?

JW Blue Label Alternative [insert collective groan here]

by Icantread 5 years ago

Hi All, I know it's an obnoxious request, and I've decided to go ahead with it anyway, so let me begin with a big Thank You! for clicking on the thread. I am hunting for a nice gift for a prett...

That's the spirit!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

“If, as they say, God spanked the town / For being over frisky, / Why did He burn the churches down / And spare Hotaling’s whiskey?” When San Franciscans agreed on our priorities...

Cocktail suggestion

by supergoldie 5 years ago

Hey I'd love a couple of cocktail suggestions for a Purim party tomorrow (doesn't matter, but the point is to get turked). I'm interested in Vodka, whiskey and tequila based cocktails, and cocktail...

Grand Marnier and Whiskey?

by tomjb27 11 years ago

I use Grand Marnier for margaritas and for sipping, but I was curious what else one could do with it, mixing-wise. Searching the Grand Marnier website, I see recipes for cognac, gin, vodka and te...

LOOKING FOR: Buffalo Trace Whiskey!

by aliceofwonderland 10 years ago

Hey everybody! I am wondering if anyone can help me find Buffalo Trace Whiskey. I haven't been able to find it in any liquor stores yet (looking in Manhattan, and outer boroughs!) and was wonderin...

Homemade Bailey's recipe

by Bill O. 6 years ago

Greetings: I hosted a party a few weeks back. My friend noticed a bottle of Bailey's on the bar. In turn, he gave me a recipe for a homemade version, which honestly, did not appeal to me. How d...

Speyside! Whisky Advocate Winter 2015 Issue

by DavidT 6 years ago

Anyone who is a fan of the Speyside whiskys of Scotland (or who is thinking of visiting that region some day) should check out the Winter 2015 issue of Whisky Advocate magazine, either in print or ...

Article on Japanese Whisky

by DavidT 6 years ago

Nice article on Hibiki whisky in last weekend's Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/irish-author-colum-mccann-tackles-a-bottle-of-hibiki-japanese-harmony-whisky-1443474387

Philadelphia Bars Serving Glengoyne Whiskey?

by Danibean19 6 years ago

Hello! Recently returned from a trip to Scotland where my boyfriend fell in love with Glengoyne single malt whiskey. However, not so easy to find state-side. Anyone know of any bars or restaurants ...

Where to buy Japanese whiskey in Boston?

by BarryP 6 years ago

Hi, Does anyone know of a store in the area with a good stock of Japanese whiskeys? I had some Nikka on a recent trip and I'd like to buy some for home. Thanks, BP

Dornoch Whisky Festival, November 27-29

by DavidT 6 years ago

If anyone is looking to visit the bonnie Highlands of Scotland late November, here it is: http://www.visitdornoch.com/do-join-us-for-a-dram-at-dornoch-whisky-festival/

Canadian Whisky

by sakeandgin 8 years ago

Will be in canada this week. Whisky is expensive there and Canadian whisky is usually cheaper in US. Is there something not exported that I should seek out?

Dornoch Whisky Festival, November 27-29

by DavidT 6 years ago

If anyone is looking for an excuse to visit the bonnie Highlands of Scotland in late November, here it is: http://www.visitdornoch.com/do-join-us-for-a-dram-at-dornoch-whisky-festival/

Japanese whisky shortage affects Nikka

by zin1953 6 years ago

"Japan’s Nikka Whisky will replace its entire range of single malts with no-age-statement bottlings in the face of a nationwide aged malt whisky shortage." (article continues)

Teeling opens Dublin whiskey distillery

by zin1953 6 years ago

"The Teeling Whiskey Company has opened its brand new €10m distillery and visitor centre in The Liberties, Dublin – the first distillery to open in the city in 125 years." (article continues)