Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about the details when you’re shopping for a great bottle. Sure, spending a few thousand bucks will usually guarantee good quality, but a discerning eye can get a lot more value for your money. We put our eyes to the whiskey section of our local liquor shop with what we thought was a reasonable budget, and picked out eight bottles that make for a diverse, interesting setup with something for every whiskey lover—each bottle costing somewhere under $60. So if you want to build a starter whiskey library for under $300, here are the best bottles of whiskey to buy.
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