Best Whiskey Selection

Whether you’re in the market for whisky or whiskey, or even if you don’t know the difference between the two, there’s a place for you to settle down and sip some smooth liquor. The upscale vibe and rooftop patio at Dive (at the Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire) make it the perfect place to enjoy your favorite beverage, or to taste a whiskey recommended by their knowledgeable staff. The Chippewa Valley’s second-favorite whiskey selection can be found on the shelves at The Lakely (at the Oxbow Hotel, 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire) where live jazz often adds its own flavor. The Livery (316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire) comes in third for its tasty grain-based alcohol collection. – Lauren Fisher