Affordable whiskey sounds contradictory these days, with some new players on the block charging outrageous prices like $120 for a 2-year-old rye—and managing to get it. While the outlook isn’t good from newer brands and the taxes on imports might be rising, there are still some bargains out there. We scoured the market for good, affordable whiskeys under $30 you can buy right now.
We didn’t just find a few good whiskeys under $30, we found 30 bottles of rye whiskey, Irish whiskey, bourbon, Canadian whisky, and blended Scotch whisky that fit that criterion. And while there are some well-known expressions from big-name distilleries (think Buffalo Trace and Four Roses), there are also a few lesser-known bottles from brands that deserve your attention (like Evan Williams and Ezra Brooks).
You can sip these neat or add to your favorite whiskey cocktails. There are a ton of options you can easily find when you’re shopping at your local liquor shop. And the best part: It’s easy to stick to a low budget without sacrificing the great flavor and quality you expect in a pour.
Like one? Get a case. You’ll still pay less for that than you would for single bottles of some of the pricier stuff. That’s value you can’t put a price on. So, if you’re ready for this epic journey, keep scrolling to see all the flavorful, surprisingly tasty whiskeys under $30.
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