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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
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
Cask House Triple Oak Rye Whiskey
91 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Copper color. Spicy aromas of clove, nutmeg, dulce de leche, candied violet, and shortbread with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long toasted rye with onion jam, salted caramel popcorn, creme brulee, dark chocolate, cigar tobacco, and spice cake finish. An upstanding rye whiskey packed with complex flavor; superb balance and compelling personality.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Black Extra-Aged Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of pound cake, buttercream, orange, sliced banana, and roasted nuts with a silky, crisp, medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish displaying accents of buttered popcorn and sweet tea finish. A rich, palate-coating bourbon with a classic flavor profile.
91 points $22.99 Best Buy
Jim Beam Double Oak Twice Barreled Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of caramel coated nuts, circus peanuts, candied orange peel, fudge, and vanilla custard with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, long finish imparting notes of toffee-coated popcorn and rose jelly finish. A delicious, classic bourbon with full nutty flavors and memorable length.
91 points $22.99 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