The Best Bourbons Under $30

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  • BourbonOverIce posted 1 year ago

    I believe that Old Forester is practically the best bang for you buck in the line of Bourbons. I choose to drink it over the rocks (2). It has a great variety of aromas and flavors that are smooth to the palate and it has practically no bite. With a price point around $20 you cannot beat it for value, taste, and you can have it any way you want, straight, mixed, etc.

  • Achimaatz posted 2 years ago

    johnwbanjo pretty well matches my tastes. I will add, and I must apologize that the following are not "bourbon," but George Dickel Whisky (Tennessee, yes - and especially the Dickel Rye): wonderful.

  • johnwbanjo posted 2 years ago

    My go-to pours under 30.... Buffalo Trace, Four Roses Small Batch, Wild Turkey 101, Elijah Craig, and absolutely anything from Evan Williams.

  • simplyjas posted 3 years ago

    Who pays you to put brands on this list as half of them are crap?

  • biggary4545.f4109c3 posted 3 years ago

    Anybody else notice that 6 out of the 11 Bourbons listed here come from the same distillery? And one of the "experts" work for them? Coincidence? That being said, I think Devil's Cut by Jim Beam and Jim Beam Black belong on this list., being well under $30. The black is very smooth, flavorful. And one of my favorites, Devil's Cut, has a very impressive, bold, velvety-smooth character, and has enough strength to satisfy, without being overwhelming. To paraphrase Frank Sinatra ( although he preferred Jack Daniels)--"3 rocks, two fingers, that's the nectar of the Gods, baby"!

  • hawleyrp posted 3 years ago

    I'm really not sure how McAfee's Benchmark Old #8 doesn't get included.
    In Chicago you can buy it for $10 / 750ml bottle.

  • dustinthewind42hotmailcom74396 posted 3 years ago

    Hush! Everyone already jumped on the Pappy bandwagon. Buffalo Trace has been my "secret" inexpensive bourbon for a while now. The Buffalo from the logo is making a case to work it's way in to a sleeve tattoo I'm drawing up.

  • plazmaorb posted 3 years ago

    Evan Williams isnt that good.. its kind of one dimensional tasting...

  • plazmaorb posted 3 years ago

    Cause they said under $30 for one.. thats not under $30 and plus its not that good, its ok, but there are WAY better bourbons. Eagle Rare blows that out of the water.

  • plazmaorb posted 3 years ago

    Its the single barrel version, much different than the crappy regular one that sells for around $20


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