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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 World Brandy

Kvint 3 Year Old Brandy
91 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Medium amber color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of salty roasted nuts, caramelized fruits, and leather with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, snappy mocha, spiced nuts, and sandalwood finish. A smooth and flavorful aged brandy that will be very versatile.
91 points $5.99 Best Buy
Sarajishvili VS Brandy
91 points
$20
Best Buy
Brilliant amber color. Savory, umami aromas and flavors of salty nuts and olives, conditioned leather, raisins in balsamic, and brown butter with a supple, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length oak, browns spices, cola float with mocha gelato, and mossy earth finish. A woody, spicy brandy for cigars or cocktails.
91 points $20 Best Buy
Domaine Boyar Biserna Muscat
91 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear. Floral aromas of white potpourri, frosting, and peach tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creamy and clean, plum, grape, and mineral finish. Very nicely composed and attractive flavors.
91 points $20 Best Buy
Kvint Divin 5 Year Old VSOP Brandy
90 points
$10
Best Buy
Amber color. Bright, toasty, oaky aromas of dark roasted pecans and almonds, chocolate, logs on the fire, and leather with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length mocha cream, honeyed dried fruits, and cedar finish with dusty leafy woody tannins and moderate oak. A lively, buoyant brandy with nice fruit and tingling warmth.
90 points $10 Best Buy
Emperador Brandy
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Medium amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts, tiramisu, honey butter, and mocha with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length latte and tres leche cake, milk chocolate, delicate spices, and cola finish. A very tasty and inviting brandy that is sure to please.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Romate Brandy
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Copper color. Rich, complex aromas of dark sautéed almonds, leather, and raisin bread pudding with a velvety, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long nutskin, cedar, and cocoa finish with medium tannins and moderate oak. A wonderfully lively Spanish brandy that hits all of the right toasty, nutty notes.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Alita Brandy
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Pale amber color. Aromas of caramelized stone fruits and nuts and mocha cream with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a peach tart a la mode, leather, and white toffee finish. Very nicely balanced oak accented flavors.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Vendome XO French Brandy
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Bright golden amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of fruit cake, banana bread pudding, and buttery roasted nuts with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-long creme brulee, chocolate nuts and cherries, cedar, and minerals finish. A solid, fruity brandy that will mix like dream.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
E&J Distillers VS Brandy
86 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Medium amber color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of ripe nectarine, crisp apple, and bubblegum with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a medium-length suede and caramel finish. A hugely fruity and crowd-pleasing brandy.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
E&J Distillers VSOP Brandy
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Medium copper color. Fruity, sweet aromas and flavors of vanilla bean, cotton candy, pear drop, clove, and banana taffy with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length pay day bar, cream soda, maple syrup, and brownie finish. A Wisconsin supper club of a brandy.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy