The bourbon boom of yesteryear resulted in overcrowded bourbon aisles in the liquor store and a black market for the brown gold. We’ve filtered through countless bourbons to find the best value at every price range — under $25, under $50, under $100 and $100 and above. So whether you have $20 in your wallet or $200, these are the best bourbons to buy at every price point.
The Best Budget Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy for $25 or Less
Cash-strapped bourbon lovers deserve something they can drink without having to dip into their savings. Luckily for them, and anyone looking for the most bang for their buck, excellent bourbon can be had for $25 and under. Here are our picks for the best bourbons you can pay for with a twenty and a fiver or less.
The Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy for $50 or Less
The bourbon shelf at the liquor store is getting crowded. We’ve promoted the best bourbons you can buy for $25 and under, so one may ask why bother paying more. Spending a little more on the right bottle of bourbon can open up a whole new realm of flavors and experiences. So if you’ve got a little extra to spare, here are the bottles of bourbon worth your time — and money.
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The Best Bourbons You Can Buy for Less than $100
The bourbon boom has made it so we don’t bat an eye spending more than $50 on a bottle of brown. But spending more on a bourbon doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be getting more in return. We went ahead and narrowed down the playing field so you can be sure you’re buying a great bourbon at a great price. These are the best bourbons you can buy for sub-$100.
The Best Bourbon Whiskeys You Can Buy for $100 and Up
If you’ve got a Benjamin or two burning a hole in your pocket, then it’s time to exchange some of that green for brown — bourbon, that is. Spending more than a $100 bourbon means you’re entering investment territory. There’s also the likelihood that these bottles will be hard to find at retail value. But if you do come across these bottles at a reasonable price, you won’t regret picking one up.