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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 North American Whiskies

Evan Williams 1783 Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of monkey bread, lemon custard tart, molasses cookies, and brandied cherry with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long glazed nuts, sesame seeds, and ginger-orange marmalade finish. A sweet, spicy, chewy Bourbon that can’t do you wrong.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points
$24
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of candied cashews, fresh apples, coconut cream, strawberry jam, and milk chocolate with a round, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long sesame candies, coffee gelato, leather, and spiced apples finish. A bold, nutty Bourbon that offers generous waves of flavor; excellent.
93 points $24 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
Evan Williams 4 Year Old Bottled-In-Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$17
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas of roasted peanuts, almonds, milk chocolate, and caramel swirl with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length sweet nougat, corn bread, and hint of bacon finish. A great bottle to keep on hand for everyday cocktails; this Bottled-in-Bond banger is your versatile palate pleaser.
91 points $17 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 Straight Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$22
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Sweet aromas and flavors of sweet cornbread, honey butter, pecan praline, and orange peel with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long finish that shows accents of vanilla-caramel and mulling spices. A quintessential Bourbon with the sweet caramel notes you’re looking for.
91 points $22 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
Jeppson’s Bourbon Whiskey
91 points
$25
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas of rye crisps, buttered popcorn, hints of dried cherry, grilled fruit, and honey cornbread with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a graceful, elegant, medium-long toffee, ginger, vanilla praline, and tobacco finish. A rock-solid Bourbon with refined flavors and instant appeal; great for Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, shooting, or sipping.
91 points $25 Best Buy