Our experts recommendations on what to drink, all in one place.

Whiskey & Brown Spirit Recommendations


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The 21 Best Bourbons to Drink in 2022

Everything you ever wanted to know about America’s favorite brown spirit, including, of course, the best bottles you can actually buy.

The Best Bourbons to Buy at Every Price Point

Whether you’re cash-strapped or rolling in the dough, here are the best bourbons to buy at every price point.

10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

The rise of craft American whiskey now extends beyond the bourbon belt.

5 New Bourbons to Drink While Kentucky Derby

While you could very well drink the classics, the Kentucky Derby is as good an excuse as any to open something special.

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Scotch & Single Malts

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The 25 Best Scotch Whiskies You Can Buy in 2022
Everything you need to know about Scotland’s favorite brown spirit, including important terminology and a cheat sheet to the best bottl…
The Best Scotch Under $250
Sherry finishes, peat bombs and decades-old age statements: the best premium single malt Scotch under $250 turns any event into a speci…
The Best Scotch Whiskies Under $100

We spoke with experts and consulted our liquor cabinets to find the best bottles of single malt Scotch under $100.

6 of the Best Scotch Whisky Brands You’ve Never Heard of

It turns out, after a few hundred years of distilling history, there’s more to scotch whisky than the big brands we see all the time.

Other Options

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The 22 Best Rye Whiskeys to Drink Right Now

Introduce yourself to the next best thing in brown spirits.

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The 8 Best Japanese Whiskies You Can Buy in 2023

The love, the lure and the legality of Japanese whisky, as well as the bottles you can actually find and buy.

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The Best Cheap Whiskey You Can Buy

Whiskey, despite going off like a bomb this past decade, can still be an affordable game to play.

The 25 Whiskeys You Need to Try Before You Die

Whiskey is more than the juice inside the bottle.

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Beyond Whiskey

Clear Spirits

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The 9 Best Vodkas You Can Buy

Whether you shoot it or sip it, vodka remains one of Americans' favorite spirits.

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The 14 Best Tequilas You Can Buy in 2023
This definitive guide to the best tequilas you can buy explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular agave spirit…
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The Absolute Best Bottles of Gin You Can Buy

A clear-eyed guide into everyone's second-favorite clear liquor.

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The 15 Best Bottles of Rums You Can Buy in 2023

The most diverse spirit is also the most confusing — these are the rum bottles most worth your time.

Regional Specialities

New to Shochu? Beat the Curve with These Four Bottles

Shochu, a delicious and endlessly diverse low-proof spirit, is the new sake, whether or not stateside bars have caught on.

The Best Way to Savor Sushi? Pair It with Sake

From Garrett Smith, sommelier of New York’s renowned Sushi Nakazawa.

A Guide to Mezcal, the Smoky Agave Spirit

The best mezcals on the market reflect both the place and person behind each bottle.

Forget Tequila and Mezcal. Reach for This Flourishing Mexican Spirit Instead.

Your guide to sotol, Mexico’s new of-the-moment spirit.

Great Beers to Suit All Tastes and Occassions

All-Time Greats

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The 24 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die

We asked a dozen masters of beer and brewing to name which beers every drinker should try at least once in their lifetime.

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The 17 Best Pilsner Beers You Can Drink

Why a good pilsner is the true mark of brewing greatness, and 17 great examples to try.

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15 Delicious IPAs You Can Buy Almost Anywhere

Sometimes you just want tasty, reliable and easy to find.

15 Beers Brewers Couldn’t Live Without

Looking for new suds? Four brewers on the beer they’re drinking now, the beer they’re trying to hunt down and more.

Low-Cal & Non-Alcoholic

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15 Low-Calorie Beers Better Than Any Hard Seltzer
An almost-end-of-summer plea: forgo the White Claw and reach for one of these low-calories beers that tastes better, and is still bette…
Like Michelob Ultra? Try These Easy Low-Calorie Upgrades

Just because you have a fitness regimen that keeps you from drinking heavy beers doesn’t mean you have to settle for a flavorless one.

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The Best Non-Alcoholic Beers You Can Drink in 2022

Non-alcoholic beers have come a long way since the days of Prohibition.

Are Electrolyte Beers the New Recovery Drink?

Breweries keep dropping electrolyte-filled beers, and we tested a handful of them to see what they really taste like.

Breweries to Know

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14 Black-Owned and Black-Led Breweries to Know

Just 1% of the more than 9,500 craft breweries in America are Black-owned. That needs to change.

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10 of the Best Beers Brewed by Women

Women are making some of the best brews in the country. Here’s your starter’s guide.

The 100 Best Breweries in the World, According to RateBeer

Did your favorite brewery make the cut?

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You Can Buy Beer from the Best Breweries Online

The taproom has been an important factor in the rise of craft beer.

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Made in America

20 Great American Lagers Not Named Budweiser

The guide to upgrading from Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite.

The Best American Porters, Your Winter Beer

We asked several expert brewers to define the porter style before rounding up eight great options from around the country.

The 20 Best American IPAs

Still think Goose Island IPA is craft beer?

How Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stouts Came to Dominate the Craft Beer World

Bourbon barrel-aged stouts like Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout forged a path that helped lead the American craft beer revolution.

Seasonal Options

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Pumpkin Beer Sucks. Drink These Fall Beers Instead

Porters, Brown Ales, Stouts and more.

The 6 Best Beers to Drink This Summer

From soda-like sours to crisp lagers, these are the beers to fill your cooler this summer.

The 10 Best Russian Imperial Stouts to Drink this Winter

The warmth of the alcohol from these Russian Imperial Stouts pairs perfectly with long, cold nights by the fireplace.

The Hater’s Guide to Pumpkin Beer

Is trying to find a good pumpkin beer a hopeless cause?

Holiday Selections

The 14 Best Beers to Drink on the Fourth of July, According to Brewers
Not sure what beer to drink to celebrate America this year? Heed the advice of these craft brewers who name their favorite Fourth of Ju…
What Craft Brewers Are Drinking for Super Bowl LV

Beer and football go together like Tom Brady (ugh) and the Super Bowl.

6 of Best Beers to Drink on Thanksgiving, According to Brewers

From IPAs to saisons to crispy pilsners, here’s what some of America’s brewers will be enjoying on Turkey Day.

7 Brewers Name the Beers They’ll Be Drinking This Labor Day

Not sure what beer to drink over Labor Day weekend? Let some of America’s best brewers decide for you.

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Other Alternatives

Cocktails, Ciders & Seltzers

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The 17 Best Canned Cocktails to Drink

All of your favorite drinks pre-mixed in a convenient can.

These Canned Cocktails Are Perfect for Camping — or Self Isolating

Our 6 favorite ready-to-drink adult beverages make it easy to tipple while traveling… and just as easy to do so right at home.

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You Should Really Be Drinking Hard Cider

Every season is "cider season."


What the Future Holds for Booze-Free Beverages

Going out "for drinks" could mean something totally different once regular social gatherings return to the fold.

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The Best Non-Alcoholic Beers You Can Drink in 2022

Non-alcoholic beers have come a long way since the days of Prohibition.

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This Is the Best Place to Buy Booze-Free Drinks

Better Rhodes is the world's best non-alcoholic liquor store.

Coffee Recommendations

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What's the Best Kind of Coffee for Cold Brew?

What tastes good hot isn't necessarily what tastes good cold. More at 11.

The 12 Best Instant Coffees of 2022

A new gang of coffee makers are re-defining what it means to be instant, and it’s about time you tried some.

How to Buy Better Coffee Beans, According to an Expert

Cutting to the heart of coffee bean flavor – what you need to know to pick the right bag.

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3 Things to Look for on a Bag of Coffee Beans

Bags of coffee are more than just pretty packaging.