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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 North American Whiskies

Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky
92 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Creamy aromas of flan, vanilla caramel sauce, orange zest, coconut shell and walnuts, and waffles with maple syrup with a soft, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, snappy olorosso sherry, roasted almonds, milk chocolate coated toffee, and jicama finish. A lovable creamy and vanilla forward Canadian whiskey to shoot or mix with friends.
Awards: 2017 Best Canadian Whiskey
92 points $21.99 Best Buy
Early Times Bottled in Bond Bourbon Whisky
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Bright amber color. Aromas of vanilla, pecan pie, chocolate glaze, and candied banana with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length chocolate coated toffee, caramel corn, and candy apple finish. A solid bonded bourbon for any occasion.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Double Oak Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Bright amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of buttered fruit cake, roasted nuts and granola, chocolate dried stone fruits and citrus, and peach blossom honeycomb with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, very long brown spices, caramelized nuts, and minerals finish. A supple and inviting bourbon with a warm glow of spices and fruits.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Bonded Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Clear golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate dipped peanut brittle, almond nougat, caramel, and orange oil with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, captivating, medium-long roasted nuts finish. A terrific full-bodied whiskey that packs a punch.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Wild Turkey American Honey
92 points
$23
Best Buy
Brilliant gold color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of candied orange peel and mango, orange blossom honey, corn bread pudding, and delicate spices and herbs with a glycerous, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and peppery spices finish. A nice comforting flavored whiskey liqueur.
92 points $23 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Blended Canadian Whisky
91 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Bright golden amber color. Toasty, attractive aromas and flavors of fruitcake, caramelized nuts, banana muffin, and maple with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length honeyed raisin toast, sweet and peppery spices, creme brulee, and roasted nuts finish. A very tasty and nicely balanced Canadian whisky for sipping or cocktails.
91 points $18.99 Best Buy
Caliber Apple Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey
90 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear dusty golden yellow color. Candied, sweet aromas and flavors of apple sorbet and soda and apple pie with a glycerous, bright, fruity sweet medium body and an effortless, interesting, relaxed spicy apple pie crust finish. A pleasant spicy apple pie like flavored whiskey.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Colville 5 YO Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Aromas of ginger, lemongrass, green apple taffy, and cedar with a satiny, bright, light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length Pillsbury grand’s biscuits, curaçao oranges, spicy cinnamon, cocoa nibs, and clove finish. A nutty, sweet, pleasingly woody bourbon that will win over your guests.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Riverboat Rye Whiskey
90 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas of lemongrass, honeycomb cereal, potpourri, and pink peppercorns and lemon coulis with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a peppery, amusing, cheery violet and geranium, ginger and dried grapefruit, whipped creme, and bergamot and bubble gum finish. A nice spicy and floral rye that hits all the right notes.
90 points $21.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
90 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of butter-roasted peanuts and cashews, chocolate peach fudge, banana split, and saffron with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, long spumoni sundae with mint, toasted biscuit, delicate spiced nuts, and spicy oak finish. A rock solid, versatile bourbon with classic flavors and effortless appeal.
90 points $22.99 Best Buy