It’s a bad time to be a thrifty bourbon drinker. Thanks to a thriving bourbon market and rising prices, there aren’t a lot of great value buys left in the bourbon world. New producers regularly come in around $50 for whiskeys with only a few years of age, and prices from the big guys have steadily climbed over the last two decades.
Luckily for you, there are a few holdouts delivering top-shelf booze at bottom-shelf prices. The world still has some incredible whiskeys under $25 with complexity, finesse and yes, even some age statements.
Some of these bottles must sell at a loss for the companies that produce them (and we thank them for their sacrifice). Some are sold in such limited quantities, that it can actually be hard to find them at retail. But one thing’s for sure: if you get your hands on one of these 11 bottles around their MSRP, you won’t be complaining.