The best magazines
about spirits and fine liquors
Because printed matters still matter to learn about spirits and fine liquors!
Let’s be modest! It’s not about reading everything, and the list below is far from exhaustive. That being said, I have found that reading the magazines below on a regular basis has allowed me to immerse myself in this very particular industry, while keeping up with the latest news.
In the selection, there are not too many magazines dedicated only to cocktails (it’s not our focus as you know!) but mostly magazines that tell about the market, the news and the making of spirits. Please bear with me: I’m quite behind in taking pictures, so this part will really improve in the coming weeks!
Whisky & spirits magazine by La maison du Whisky
English and French language
Worldwide looking with many news from the industry, from the trade (off and on) but reviews to take with precautions : the magazines are published by the great Paris based spirits distributor LMDW, so you may find good reviews about their new products. Regularly interesting lengthy articles about new trends and revived spirits. Link: Whiskie magazine
Worldwide looking with many news from the industry, from the trade (off and on) but reviews to take with precautions : the magazine also organizes awards, which they make money from (is this their business model?) and review afterwards. Link: Spirits business
The magazine of the eponymous research institute is not very sexy but provides a wide knowledge about the current state of the industry. Not limited to spirits. Link: IWSR
I actually do not know if that magazine still exists. French and English.