Mandatory Staff Picks: The 10 Best Cheap Whiskeys

There’s no denying the fact that you can spend a lot of money on rare whiskey. You could drop as much as a year’s salary on a bottle of 30-year-old Scotch or bourbon. But, for the rest of us, whiskey in the $100 range is splurging big time. Luckily, there is a long list of whiskeys between really expensive and so cheap you feel like you should be adding it to your lawnmower instead of drinking it. For those new to the whiskey game, you might be surprised to know that there are actually great bottles of whiskey under $25.

Since we want to help you find affordable booze worth drinking, we figured that the time was right to list the best cheap bottles of whiskey. We’re not talking about plastic-handled, bottom-shelf swill here. We’re talking about bargain bottles that you can drink neat or mix into your favorite cocktail. Check them all out below.

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