Trophy Whiskeys

Bourbon leads the way among this season’s prized American spirits

Trophy Whiskeys
Most rare Bourbons are released in the fall, giving buyers time to stock up on their favorites before the holiday season. (Jeff Harris)
From the Oct 15, 2022, issue

For Bourbon lovers, Christmas actually comes in the fall, when the limited editions and most coveted annual releases trickle into stores. The rare and widely desired Pappy Van Winkle is a name recognized by even casual sippers these days, while connoisseurs also get excited over the likes of equally scant Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond and Jack Daniel’s Coy Hill. Use Wine Spectator's guide to plan your holiday trophy whiskey shopping! 

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