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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 Scotch Whisky

Grand Macnish "Black" Blended Scotch Whisky
93 points
$29.99
Best Buy
Brilliant golden amber color. Roasted, smoky aromas and flavors of peat, bbq pork, caramelized fruits, and pipe tobacco with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish conveying touches of smoked nuts, white cigar ash, honey pastry, and iodine and gauze finish. An impressively smoky and well articulated blend that is sure to please fans of Islay.
93 points $29.99 Best Buy
Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch Whisky
90 points
$17
Best Buy
Gold color. Smoky aromas of dark browned biscuits, sourdough, smoked chocolate coated toffee, apricot, seaweed, carob, and anise with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long pears, caramelized bananas with butterscotch, and black pepper finish. A very attractive blended Scotch that offers a smoky slice of Islay in the blend.
90 points $17 Best Buy
MacQueens 3 Year Old Blend Scotch Whisky
89 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Pale golden amber color. Grainy, creamy aromas and flavors of warm cereal with syrup, caramelized nuts, and baklava with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, captivating, breezy finish that exhibits impressions of walnut torte, whipped cream, and pepper finish. A very tasty, light and creamy sipper that is sure to please.
89 points $18.99 Best Buy
Stamford’s Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas of pear toaster pastry, date cake, caramel sauce, sweet cream gelato, and banana bread with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, brisk candied orange, caramel cookie, and coconut finish. A super drinkable blended scotch for classic highballs.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Imperial 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Fresh aromas of ripe pear, peony, green apple, grilled orange, and buttered almonds with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long creamy caramel, apricot jam, chocolate orange, tea with cream, black pepper, and clove finish. A delicious and mouthfilling blended scotch that is a delight to drink on its own and will also make excellent cocktails.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy