About Best Buys

Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you are on a budget, these bottles can't be beat! 



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Best Inexpensive Asian Spirits

Kirishima Shuzo Kuro Kirishima Shochu
91 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Savory aromas and flavors of marinated mushrooms, soy-glazed seaweed snack, salted pretzels, and bell pepper with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long finish that presents accents of fresh bread and caramelized shallots finish. A food-enhancing shochu with lots of umami notes to explore.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Takahashi Brewery Ginrei Shiro Shochu
90 points
$22
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of rice candy and watermelon cooler with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a medium-long bubblegum, agave nectar, white pepper, and aniseed finish. A silky, fruity shochu with a friendly personality; a nice transition for sake drinkers.
90 points $22 Best Buy
Otake Dream Soju
89 points
$20
Best Buy
Brilliant clear color. Earthy aromas of bamboo leaf and shoot, wax, dusty sticky bun, and wet rattan with a silky, dryish light body and an even, engaging, medium-length rice and wax candy, tapioca, and hint of garlic shoot finish. A delicious and nuanced soju with attractive flavor and style.
Awards: 2017 Best Soju
89 points $20 Best Buy
Charm Soju
87 points
$2.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of powdered sugar, water chestnuts, and banana leaf with a supple, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, breezy pickled pear finish. A clean, mild, easy-drinking soju.
87 points $2.99 Best Buy
Charm Soju
86 points
$1.20
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of nougat with toasted almonds, vanilla custard, and amaranth with a soft, bright, light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with accents of lemon chew candies and rice milk. A creamy and soft Soju with sweet notes of creamy vanilla.
86 points $1.20 Best Buy
Kumbokju Soju
86 points
$1.50
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of sweet yogurt, white strawberry, and under-ripe plum with a supple, soft, light body and a sleek, short powdered sugar and corn flakes in milk finish. A smooth, simple and easy-drinking Soju.
86 points $1.50 Best Buy