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12 American Whiskeys Under $50 You Should Try
American whiskeys under $50 offer a diverse and accessible range for enthusiasts seeking exceptional quality without breaking the bank. The price range presents an array of options that showcase the rich traditions of American whiskey-making. Shop American Whiskeys.
BENDT No. 5 American Blended Whiskey
BENDT No. 5 American Blended Whiskey marks a groundbreaking achievement as the inaugural fusion of five unique small batch Texas whiskeys, each meticulously distilled, aged independently, and harmoniously blended under one roof in Lewisville, Texas. Noteworthy for being one of the few female distillery founders and whiskey blenders in the United States, Natasha DeHart, co-founder of BENDT Distilling Co., is redefining the landscape of blended whiskey, steering it away from neutral or flavored whiskey-based spirits. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 41.5%, BENDT No. 5 stands as a testament to innovation and craftsmanship within the American whiskey industry. Buy now for $29.99.
Bernheim Original Wheated American Whiskey
Born just outside Kippenheim, Germany, in 1848, Isaac Woolfe Bernheim arrived in the United States as a teenager with only $4. Originally planning to work in New York City, bankruptcy led him to become a traveling salesman on horseback, selling housewares in Pennsylvania. After his horse's demise, Isaac and his brother Bernard, a recent U.S. immigrant, moved to Kentucky, purchasing and renaming the Pleasure Ridge Park Distillery in 1896. During Prohibition, their distillery was one of the few permitted to operate for medicinal whiskey production. Bernheim Original Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, a pioneering post-Prohibition spirit, features a unique mashbill predominantly composed of winter wheat, resulting in a soft, sweet flavor with intricate complexity. Distilled in Louisville, Kentucky, the mash, including corn and malted barley, matures for five years in Heaven Hill's Nelson County rickhouses. This exceptional whiskey has earned accolades such as the Pioneer Whiskey of the Year Award and a Double Gold Medal at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, along with a "94 points" rating and "Exceptional" label from the Beverage Tasting Institute. Buy now for $37.99.
J. Rieger And Co. Kansas City American Whiskey Holiday Edition
Celebrate the holiday season with the 2023 Holiday Edition Kansas City Whiskey, a limited-time blend of straight bourbon, light corn whiskey, and straight rye whiskey aged for a minimum of four years. Enhanced with a touch of 15-year-old oloroso sherry from Spain, this well-balanced whiskey, bottled at 92 proof, boasts a smooth and slightly sweet character. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails like the Horsefeather, Manhattan, and Old Fashioned, this festive edition, featuring a unique label in collaboration with Charlie Hustle, encapsulates the joy of good music, great friends, and exceptional whiskey. Awarded Best in Category/Best American Whiskey and Double Platinum at the 2023 ASCOT Awards, along with Gold at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Buy it now for $39.95.
Devils River Barrel Strength American Whiskey
Exceptional whiskey begins with superior water, and our acclaimed Devils River Whiskeys exemplify this commitment by using the remarkably pure, fresh limestone-filtered water sourced from the Devils River region. Bottled at a robust 117-proof, our barrel-strength whiskey delivers the full force of our high-rye bourbon, showcasing its distinctive "bite." This daring expression offers a velvety taste enriched with notes of oak, honey, caramel, and spice. The final touch involves our exclusive chill filtration process, which eliminates impurities and refines the finish without compromising the whiskey's flavor. The outcome is a rich amber hue and an award-winning taste. Devils River Barrel Strength Whiskey has garnered 12 medals from esteemed competitions, including a Gold medal from the Asian International Beverage Competition and inclusion in The Best 50 in New York. Buy it now for $39.99.
Balcones Lineage American Single Malt
Lineage is meticulously crafted to harmonize the distinct methodologies of malted barley and maturation inherent in both the Scottish Single Malt Tradition and the innovative landscape of American Whisky. This unique spirit is distilled from a blend of Scottish Golden Promise and malted barley grown in Texas, subsequently undergoing aging in both new and virgin oak casks. In doing so, Lineage not only pays homage to traditional methods but also propels the category forward by embracing and celebrating American provenance. With an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 47.0%, Lineage stands as a testament to the fusion of time-honored practices and a forward-looking approach, creating a whiskey that bridges the gap between two rich traditions. Buy now for $44.71.
Journeyman Silver Cross American Whiskey
Originally bestowed as a golf medal during the early years of the British Open, the Silver Cross evolved into a symbol of friendship, tradition, camaraderie, and spirited competition. This whiskey pays homage to the roots and future of the great game, with one percent of proceeds dedicated to golf's improvement. Silver Cross, a 90-proof spirit, excels in cocktails and stands out on its own. Enhance its flavors with a drop or two of water. A blend of Rye, Wheat, Corn, and Barley in equal parts, aged in small casks, this whiskey offers a remarkable mouthfeel and body. With sweet caramel for bourbon enthusiasts, spicy rye, malty barley, and a smooth wheat finish, Silver Cross caters to whiskey lovers. Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, and Kosher, it boasts tasting notes of complexity, cola, cocoa, chocolate, spice, fruit, a long finish, hints of wood and smoke, and malty biscuits, all at 45.0% ABV. Buy it now for $45.99.
Canton Distillery Classic American Whiskey In A Football Decanter
Introducing our acclaimed premium blended whiskey, artfully presented in an exclusive hand-blown glass decanter. Each bottle is meticulously crafted in the distinctive shape of an official football, capturing every detail down to the laces and featuring a pigskin replica stopper. The decanter is elegantly displayed on a seamlessly molded raised pedestal base, mirroring the quintessential portrayal of an actual football field with yard lines and end zones. Beyond its unique design, this premium whiskey boasts an exceptionally smooth profile, making it a standout in both craftsmanship and flavor. Bottled at 90 proof and with an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of 45.0%, this one-of-a-kind piece is available in 750 ml bottles, offering a blend of distinctiveness and premium quality for connoisseurs. Buy now for $45.99.
Springfield Distillery Classic American Whiskey In A Basketball Decanter
Presenting our acclaimed premium blended whiskey, showcased in a distinct hand-blown glass decanter. Crafted in the shape of an official basketball, each bottle comes complete with a pebbled-leather replica stopper and a base featuring a classic depiction of a basketball court. This premium whiskey is celebrated for its exceptional smoothness, making it not only a refined spirit but also a truly unique collector's item. Bottled at 80 proof, this one-of-a-kind piece is available in 750 ml bottles, offering enthusiasts a distinctive blend of craftsmanship and flavor in every pour. Buy now for $45.99.
Jack Daniels Bonded
Jack Daniel’s Bonded stands as a Bottled-in-Bond whiskey, adhering to stringent criteria: it must be distilled by a sole distiller in a single distillation season, aged for a minimum of four years in a government bonded warehouse, and bottled at 100 proof. The barrels are meticulously chosen for their distinctive qualities, showcasing deeper color, flavor, and aroma, resulting in a Tennessee Whiskey that boasts a darker, richer, and more oak-forward character. At 100 proof, this whiskey is bold and substantial, revealing layered notes of caramel, rich oak, and spice, culminating in a pleasantly lingering finish. Buy it now for $46.99.
Journeyman Buggy Whip Organic Wheat Whiskey
Affectionately dubbed "The Whip," our Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey pays homage to the late 1800s when the historic Featherbone Factory produced items such as corsets and buggy whips, thanks to the innovative E.K. Warren. Recognizing Warren's legacy of hard work, ingenuity, and a daring spirit, we celebrate his adventurous ethos with our Buggy Whip Wheat. This single-grain whiskey is a testament to the exceptional quality and terroir of the organic Michigan wheat that defines its character. Comprising 100% wheat, the spirit imparts a gentle sweetness and smoothness, evoking the reminiscent qualities of an Irish whiskey on the palate. Distilled through a single process from organic Michigan wheat, each batch is meticulously blended to achieve a unique profile. Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, and Kosher, this light-bodied whiskey presents a summer-like, approachable nature with a well-balanced sweetness, complemented by woody nuances, subtle vanilla, orange, and caramel notes. Silky and easy-drinking, this exceptional whiskey boasts an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 45.0%. Buy now for $48.99.
291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey
Introducing 291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey Small Batch, an un-aged American white cocktailing spirit designed to be a versatile replacement for vodka, gin, and tequila in classic cocktails. Brimming with bright, sweet, and citrusy notes, it captures the freshness of Colorado snow. Notably, 291 Colorado Whiskey trademarked the WHISKARITA® in 2021—a white whiskey margarita featuring 291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey, Fresh Lime Juice, House Triple Sec, and Simple Syrup. Recognized as the Best American New Make and Young Spirit at the 2022 and 2021 World Whiskies Awards, this spirit embodies innovation and quality. Buy it now for $48.99.
Few American Whiskey
Capturing the essence of the Republic, FEW's American Whiskey harmoniously combines Bourbon, Rye, and malt whiskey infused with cherrywood smoke. The initial sip offers an approachable experience, with notes of graham cracker and honey at the forefront, complemented by a savory rye spice beneath. A delightful interlude of tart cherry emerges in the middle, while a subtle wisp of smoke contributes to the overall texture. The journey concludes with a nuanced finish featuring hints of white pepper and honey. This versatile whiskey is ideal for sipping neat, showcasing its intricate layers, or can be enjoyed in a refreshing American Whiskey Mule. Notably recognized, it was voted Best American Blended Whiskey at the 2020 World Whiskies Awards. Buy now for $49.99.