About Best Buys

Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Liquor

Stolichnaya Cucumber Vodka
97 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh sliced English cucumber, ripe, fruity olives, and roasted red pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish evoking suggestions of key lime, spearmint, thyme, and sesame oil finish. Fresh and vivid cucumber notes make this vodka a summertime vibe delivery system.
Awards: 2019 Best Flavored Vodka
97 points $19.99 Best Buy
Merlet Creme de Cassis de Saintonge Liqueur
97 points
$20
Best Buy
Opaque dark violet color. Fruity, herbal, complex aromas and flavors of honeyed cassis, delicate spice and herbs, dark chocolate hint, and root vegetable with a thick, moderately sweet full body and a smooth, complex, very long finish with elements of cassis jam, floral honey, and hint of menthol mint and ginger finish. A fantastically rich and pure creme de cassis.
97 points $20 Best Buy
Dutchcraft Vodka
96 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of electrical charge, porcelain, and rainwater with a velvety, vibrant, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long underripe pineapple, whipped cream, mint jelly, and dried strawberries finish. A clean, nuanced and graceful vodka that hits the spot.
96 points $14.99 Best Buy
Nemiroff Vodka
96 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of wild lemon, mineral water, and underripe cherry with a round, vibrant, dry light body and an effortless, medium-length black pepper and creamy potato finish. A skillfully crafted vodka with extraordinary smoothness and excellent mouthfeel; martini-worthy.
96 points $17.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Stoli Lime Vodka
96 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Hop, like aromas and flavors of lime leaf, mango seed, clementine, finger lime, celery salt, wild lemon, and pine with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish imparting accents of fresh cut grass, grapefruit, and coriander finish. A vibrant, playful flavored vodka with killer citrus notes to elevate cocktails.
96 points $19.99 Best Buy
Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac
96 points
$79.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas of roasted agave, caramelized pineapple, luxury cigarette, fresh organic pear, roasted pine nuts, coriander, and mustard with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, very complex, very long sweety drop peppers, fine english toffee, and star fruit finish. A sophisticated and finesseful cognac that will delight connoisseurs.
96 points $79.99 Best Buy
Fat & Juicy Cayenne Bloody Mary Mix
95 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary cocktail. Red color. Aromas and flavors of char grilled tomatoes, bourbon barrel, steak seasoning, and smoke sea salt with a thick, vibrant, salty medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-length finish that shows notes of horseradish, red hot sauce, barbecue ribs, and dill bitters finish. A rich and satisfying bloody mix to rival any hangover.
Awards: 2017 Best Mixer, 2017 Best Bloody Mary Mix
95 points $5.99 Best Buy
Stalinskaya Premium Vodka
95 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of frosted wheat, powdered milk, nougat, and sweet white corn with a velvety, dryish light body and a warming, compelling, short-lived lemon-pepper, honeysuckle syrup, and malt finish. A luxurious creamy, sipping vodka with excellent smoothness and structure.
95 points $12.99 Best Buy
VOLK Vodka
95 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of talc, salt, and white pepper with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, long mineral water and lemon gelee finish. An extremely clean and refreshing vodka for stately martini’s, rocks pours, or any manner of cocktail.
95 points $17.99 Best Buy
Drillaud Elderflower Liqueur
95 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Pale slivery straw color. Herbal, floral aromas and flavors of potpourri, piney herbs, candied rose and lavender, and grapefruit peel with a satiny, tangy, sweet medium body and a smooth, complex, long finish with accents of candied kiwi and lychee and melon sorbet finish. A bold, vibrant elderflower liqueur with complex layers of flavor.
95 points $17.99 Best Buy