“There is no bad whiskey,” said Raymond Chandler, whose characters, particularly gumshoe Philip Marlowe, tended to guzzle it. “There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” We at Men’s Journal, who aren’t half the writer or drinker of Mr. Chandler, can’t with any authority refute him. And neither, we imagine, can you. So, as a public service for the entry-level drinker — or the cost-conscious veteran — we’ve assembled a handful of whiskeys that, while delicious, shouldn’t run you more than $60.
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