Best Whiskey For The Money [Crowdsourced from Whisk(e)y Lovers]

Today we talk about the best whiskeys under $50 (Prices may vary depending on where you live)

Whiskies we tasted include:
Monkey Shoulder
Four Roses Single Barrel
Highland Park 12 Viking Honor
Highland Park 12
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Bulleit Bourbon
Buffalo Trace
Laphroaig 10
Glenfarclas 10
Michter’s American Whiskey

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Dennis Rice says:

Why no Eagle Rare?

Joseph M. says:

Monkey shoulder in Malaysia costs $90

Dirk Gently says:

Evan Williams single barrel vintage. Less than 30 bucks in Indiana. Assuming you like buttery.

Isheian says:

Highland park Viking honor reminds me of fruitcake. Taste just like it to me.

sully suvann says:

I could never have all that liquor collection because I finished one bottle in two or three days

Sanjeev Banger says:

I like Bells whisky. It’s really good value at around £13 a bottle. (UK).

Stacy Soliday says:

Started with Buffalo Trace, Glenlivet 12, and Knob.


How drunk do you guys get doing these videos?

Siraj Autar says:

Hi all, from Holland here. I really like en drink Aberlour most of the time. Just bought myself two bottles of Aberlour Triple Cask, what a great en pleasant whisky to drink! About 49 Euro a bottle in Europe here, but last made a great offer voor 39 euro, thats really a deal for quality like this. Love this channel more by the day, keep u the good work. The triple cask is very nice to drink together with a good quality cigar. Drink other brands as well, pity that one lifetime is far to short to experience al pleasures in life.

MrTDS says:

The prices I was able to find in Denmark
Monkey Shoulder – 259 DDK or 39.34 USD
Four Roses Single Barrel – 349 DKK or 53 USD
Highland Park 12 Viking Honor – 299 DKK or 45.42 USD
Highland Park 12 – 290 DKK or 44.05 USD
Jameson Irish Whiskey – 170 DDK or 25.82 USD
Bulleit Bourbon – 299 DDK or 45.42 USD
Buffalo Trace – 199 DDK or 30.32 USD
Laphroaig 10 – 260 DDK or 39.50 USD
Glenfarclas 10 – 375 DDK or 56.96
Michter’s American Whiskey – 459 DDK or 69.72 USD

Personally I am a BIG fan of Bushmills Black Bush

Robin Johansson says:

How is not Glen grant – Majors reserve on here!! buy it today, thank me tomorrow

Walid Khairallah says:

i’m getting notes of douchiness from the guy on the right.

Kenneth Elliott says:

Bullet rye

4boyscouts says:

14:12 love the sparkles

nhoffman0677 says:

I’ve been getting into whisky over the past couple of months, and I appreciate your guy’s insight. Only one on this list I don’t already own or have tried is Highland Park, but out of all these I’d say Michters is #1 with a bullet. My personal additions would be Elijah Craig and Bushmills 10.

Matt Lucey says:

Prices for all of these in Ireland is mad. Buffalo Trace and bulleit are both about 40 and even Jameson is in the high 20s.

Oliver stenbacka says:

Monkey shoulder is 42.50€ in Finland and i think its a good choice

Whisky Geek says:

14:13 I see what you did there 😉

J N says:

I like the way you poured like five drops for the bulleit Bourbon cuz I dropped like zero that stuff is straight garbage

Finkle Dinklestein says:

as a newbie I enjoyed the following Highland Park 12, Bowmore (half the price), Laphroaig, (wet burnt bandaides think hospital)Jameson for cheapness, and at mo am enjoying a Johnny Walker Black label which I think is not a bad drop. I defnly like smokey flavors

tike012 says:

Hey guy with the black shirt, stop interrupting your friend. It’s incredibly rude and insensitive.

TheBangBang0808 says:

Monkey Shoulder is my number one suggestion about best at a great price. Doesn’t taste as a blend at all

Jason Harper says:

Tennessee prices are much more reasonable- just for comparison Four Roses single barrel $34.99 and Buffalo Trace $23.99 today but alas I bought Four Roses Small Batch $31.99 – cheers!!

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