About Best Buys

Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you are on a budget, these bottles can't be beat! 



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Best Inexpensive Liquor

Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur
98 points
$23
Best Buy
An intense, complex and generous Creme de Cassis with bold, pure flavors; the go-to choice for Kir Royale, El Diablo and other classic cocktails.
98 points $23 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Gold Vodka
96 points
$22
Best Buy
A round, exceptionally smooth Vodka for cocktails, sipping neat or on the rocks.
96 points $22 Best Buy
Plantation Isle Of Fiji Rum
96 points
$24
Best Buy
A fantastic, flavor-packed pot still Rum that instantly teleports you to a tiki bar on an exotic island; pack your bags with this one and stay a while.
Awards: 2022 Best Rum (Aged 3 years or less)
96 points $24 Best Buy
Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
96 points
$25
Best Buy
A rich and flavorful overproof Rum that opens up beautifully with dilution.
96 points $25 Best Buy
Ish Spirits Gin-Ish Non Alcoholic Spirit
96 points
$25
Best Buy
This spirit alternative offers the classic London Dry botanical profile and satisfying perceived heat; a raging success for the category, enjoy as liberally as your heart desires.
96 points $25 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Cucumber Vodka
95 points
$19
Best Buy
A fresh, easy-drinking cucumber Vodka that won't let you down.
95 points $19 Best Buy
Plantation Original Dark Double Aged Rum
95 points
$21
Best Buy
A great Rum to sip on while having enough spice and complexity to stand up in a cocktail.
95 points $21 Best Buy
Montelobos Ensamble Joven Mezcal
94 points
$0
Best Buy
A curious and concentrated Blanco Mezcal for celebrating and cocktailing.
94 points $0 Best Buy
Trader Joe’s Cocoa Cream Liqueur
94 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Giant chocolate flavors for your inner child; luxuriate with this over ice.
94 points $7.99 Best Buy
Evan Williams Egg Nog Cream Liqueur
94 points
$10
Best Buy
Christmas cheer in a bottle any time of year.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Cream Liqueur
94 points $10 Best Buy