Best Cheap Whiskey
A spot of whiskey can put you in high spirits for the weekend or add warmth to a chilly night, but there's no need to spend big money on a premium, vintage variety for everyday sipping when there are plenty of affordable and great-tasting options under $50.
Cheapism pored over the results of a recent Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC) to help identify favorite brands and bottles. This list has cross-checked judges' picks against specialty blogs and online consumer reviews to determine the best buys in whiskey, scotch, bourbon, and rye.
Editor's note: This story was updated in August 2023. Prices and availability are subject to change.