The Best Bourbons at Every Price Point

Today, we’re sharing our thoughts on the best bourbons at every price point. It should be noted that personal preference, regional availability, and cost variation play a significant role in these rankings. These are the bottles that Julie and I like best, as well as a few thrown in by our Patreon supporters as well.

Best Bourbons Under $20

benchmark full proof bourbon

Starting with whiskeys under $20, we like Very Old Barton 90 Proof, Benchmark Foolproof, and Evan Williams Bottled in Bond. Despite some of these bottles having limited availability, these whiskeys are highly regarded and flavorful.

Best Bourbons $20-$30

Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

Moving up to the $20 to $30 range, we consider Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey 101 to be top choices. Old Forester 100 Proof and 1792 Small Batch also come highly recommended by our Patreon supporters.

Best Bourbons $30-$40

maker's mark 46 bourbon

For the $30 to $40 range, we suggest Maker’s Mark 46, Russell’s Reserve 10-Year, and Knob Creek 9. These options offer exceptional value and easy accessibility.

Best Bourbons $40-$50

still austin the musician bourbon

In the $40 to $50 range, we suggest Still Austin The Musician and Chattanooga 111, although availability may vary. Another worthy option is Wild Turkey Rare Breed for its exceptional flavor and value.

Best Bourbons $50-$60

smoke wagon small batch bourbon

Moving into the $50 to $60 range, we highly recommend Smoke Wagon Small Batch and Wilderness Trail Bottled in Bond. Woodford Double Oaked, Knob Creek Single Barrels, and Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Age 7 Years are also recommended by our Patreon supporters.

Best Bourbons $60-$70

old forester 1910 bourbon

In the $60 to $70 range, Old Forester once again takes the spotlight with their 1910 and 1920 expressions, which we are huge fans of.

trail's end 10 year bourbon

A more limited option is Trail’s End 10, aged for 10 years and finished in a Garryana oak barrels, and Baker’s 7 with its rich and decadent profile. Larceny Barrel proof is another solid value option.

Best Bourbons $70-$100

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon

Moving up to the $70 to $100 range, we suggest Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered, even though it may not be widely available. Additionally, Elijah Craig Barrel proof, released in three annual batches, remains a beloved choice due to its high proof and robust flavor.

In conclusion, there are several exceptional bourbons available at each price point. While personal preference and regional availability play a role, hopefully these recommendations provide valuable insights for those looking to explore the world of whiskey. From wherever we are, to wherever you are, Cheers!

THE BEST BOURBONS AT EVERY PRICE POINT // Best Value Bourbons for Every Budget