Anthony Bourdain has had his fair share of experience within the food and beverage world, from being executive chef at Brassierie Les Halles in New York to hosting a CNN program that highlights cuisine and culture. But one of his latest endeavors is a first for the culinary expert: a partnership with a single malt whisky company, specifically The Balvenie.

Now what do Bourdain and Scottish whiskies have in common, you ask? At this year's Rare Craft Fellowship Awards, which just happened this past week, the answer was as clear as day: a deep love for craftsmanship. Keeping that in mind, we asked Bourdain to share his top five whisky bars around the country. So read up, then drink up!