Beyond the traditional whisky-making nations, there’s a whole host of off-the-beaten-path producers. Do some whisky globetrotting, then locate your favorite finds on a wall map. “Maps offer viewers an alternative to narrative in depicting the ebb and flow of a coastline, the divisiveness of a mountain range, the vastness of a valley, or the wanderings of a river,” says Jane Toczek, senior associate at The Philadelphia Print Shop. They also function as great conversation starters. “When two or more are gathered around a map, one person will point out a location…then discussion ranges to more details of experiences and memories of a place and its people, cuisine, music, traditions, art, or just the scent of a breeze,” she adds. This bar is the ideal way to get oriented with whisky.
Assemble a selection of quality global whiskies. Countries that are exporting innovative and tasty whiskies to the U.S. include France, Germany, India, Japan, Taiwan, Wales, and more! Using a globe or large map, identify your whiskies’ origins and display them along with your bottles. You can use something as simple as pushpins, or create your own markers.
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Explore world whiskies that combine solid scores and availability. View the Whisky Advocate Buying Guide for more great discoveries.
Australia: Starward Nova single malt (88 points)
Mexico: Sierra Norte Single Barrel Yellow corn whiskey (90 points)
Taiwan: Kavalan single malt (90 points)
Wales: Penderyn Celt (91 points)