We’re not gonna lie: Getting to drink high-priced, rare spirits like Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch and Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon on a regular basis is one of the best perks of working for Liquor.com. (It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.)
But we know that price doesn’t always equal quality. While some bottlings are, frankly, overpriced, we’ve also discovered a few low-priced brands that are not only quite drinkable but may in fact be as good as (or better than) their higher-priced alternatives.
Obviously, it takes a bit of skill and luck to ferret out these rare budget gems, since there are still many awful cheap spirits on store shelves. Thankfully, we were able to get a few of our illustrious advisory board members to divulge their favorite bottlings that all, unbelievably, cost less than $25. (That’s almost the price of a single cocktail in some New York bars!)
So check out our slideshow for the full list of delicious bargain spirits and then go shopping. Cheers!
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