Best Whiskey Buys
A spot of whiskey can put you in high spirits for the weekend or add special warmth to a chilly night, but there's no need to splurge on a premium, vintage variety for everyday sipping when there are plenty of affordable —and great tasting — options to drink tagged at less than $50. Cheapism pored over the results of a recent Ultimate Spirits Challenge to help identify favorite brands and bottles, making this list by cross-checking judges' picks against specialty blogs and online consumer reviews to determine the best buys in Scotch whisky (producers in Scotland, Japan, and Canada dispense with the "e"), Irish whiskey, bourbon, and rye. Want to know what other bottles you need to stock your home bar? Be sure to check out Spirits and Mixers Every Home Bar Should Have.
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