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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
Jim Beam Black Extra Age Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of salted peanuts in caramel, fresh nougat, kettle corn, black tea, coconut cream, roasted walnuts, and milk chocolate with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of dried cherry, bananas foster, and licorice finish. A rock-solid, classic bourbon with great versatility.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Bonded Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of candied peanuts, walnut confection, caramel, smoked gouda, and coconut sugar with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish. A rich and nutty bourbon that will play well in any number of cocktails and will always satisfy when sipped neat or on the rocks.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon Whiskey
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas of cream of wheat, candied apple, burnt sugar, proofing dough, and banana leaf with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy freshly baked bread, sweet corn cake, brown butter, and cinnamon finish. An easygoing bourbon pleaser for the gang.
92 points $22.99 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
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 finish evoking overtones of 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 finish that shows nuances of 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, snappy finish that shows overtones of 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
Noteworthy Rye Whiskey
90 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Fresh aromas of violets, ginger-honey refresher, cedar, and star anise with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length spice cake, cheddar scone, and caramel-drizzled gingerbread finish. A poignant rye that will make and excellent cocktail or sipper.
90 points $21.99 Best Buy