It's Brown Spirits Weather! Brush Up On Your Knowledge With These Stories.

As temperatures dip and the days get shorter, there's really only one spirit to drink as you warm up by the fireplace. We are, of course, talking about whiskey. No other spirit mitigates the effects of chilly autumn evenings quite as well as the brown stuff. Could Australia become the next great whiskey producer? What is a blended malt whiskey? And why is whiskey good for a cough (or at least, why do we like to think it is)? We've rounded up the answers to all these quandaries, as well as guides to some of our favorite bottles from around the globe and talks with established producers and mixologists. Just don't forget to pour one for your friends at Food Republic.