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8 best bourbons that you need in your drinks cabinet

American whiskey is on the rise and these bottles celebrate its new popularity in the UK and beyond

12 best world whiskies: Find a dram to suit all budgets

From Sweden to Finland, here's our top pick from distilleries across the globe

7 best world whiskies of 2017

From ice-wine infused scotch to a Swedish special, these are the most impressive new releases

Anthony Bourdain reveals his rule on when it's OK to add ice to whisky

The celebrity chef's approach to drinking whisky could ruffle some feathers 

The New One favourite to upstage hurdles old guard

The obsession with its climax, for better or worse, tends to mean that the first two days of the John Smith's Grand National meeting can be unjustly overlooked. But some of the sport scheduled at Aintree before Saturday is more than a match for the championship events at Cheltenham last month – not least now that Sprinter Sacre has been diverted there to try two and a half miles on Friday.

Don't claim Irish ancestry because it's St Patrick's Day, just enjoy

No one cares how Irish or how un-Irish you are; we can all still celebrate