Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

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Best Whiskey Selection

If your whiskey tastes extend past Jack n’ Cokes and shots of Old Crow, several spots in the Chippewa Valley have you covered. The Dive (333 Gibson St., Eau Claire), the rooftop bar housed in the Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire, boasts a fantastic whiskey list, full of decades-old Scotches and trendy bourbons alike. With the pandemic raging, our second-place winner is the home bar, stocked from the respectable selections at outlets like Coffee Grounds and our local grocery stores. And if your spirit interests skew a little more local, Chippewa River Distillery (402 W. River St., Chippewa Falls) offers traditional and flavored whiskeys crafted on site. –Eric Rasmussen