Don't have anything more than an Andrew Jackson in your pocket? Don't worry. Bourbon offers value
that few other whiskies can match, meaning 20 bucks is enough to secure a weekend-worthy bottle. Many of these whiskies ring in at a few dollars cheaper as well, leaving room for a checkout aisle purchase to pair with your pour.
Drink Well for Less With These Bargain BourbonsEvan Williams 1783—86 points, $20
Nutter Butters, hazelnut, nutmeg, and vanilla, with hints of roasted nuts.Evan Williams Bottled in Bond—86 points, $18
Lightly toasted oak, brown sugar, and butterscotch, with a fun maltiness, concentrated caramel, and slight hints of cinnamon.Evan Williams—84 points, $15
Nice balance of honeyed vanilla, caramel, soft oak, with hints of summer fruits and creamy coconut on both the nose and palate. (Commonly referred to as Black Label.)Zackariah Harris—84 points, $12
Cherry juice, stone fruit, toffee, chocolate, and marmalade.Very Old Barton Bottled in Bond—82 points, $12
Fried-corn salsa, citrus zest, and a hint of butterscotch. A fine bourbon for cocktails.Weller Special Reserve—82 points, $18
Caramel-forward with hints of watermelon, fresh-baked bread, and short bursts of crème brûlée, praline, honey, watermelon Jolly Rancher, and a touch of nutmeg.Old Grand-Dad—80 points, $17
Cornbread, caramel, vanilla, and earth with a hint of cinnamon roll.