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A Guide to Popular Whisky Brands

Value, Premium and Super-Premium Whiskey

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Whiskey can be one of the most difficult spirits to find what you actually like. There is a wide range of types, flavors and prices that make the task of choosing a bottle a daunting one.

Be careful when choosing a cheap brand of whiskey, they will undoubtedly lead to a horrible hangover if you have a bit too much. Higher priced whiskies make excellent sippers and mid-ranges are great for both sipping or mixing into your favorite whiskey cocktails.

Here some popular brands of whiskey...
Not all brands are listed and price points are based on an average, dependent on particular markets.

Irish Whiskey

Bushmills 1608 Irish Whiskey
Photo Courtesy of: © Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Around $20 and Under

$30-40 Range

$50 and Up

Luxury Over $100

  • Bushmills 1608
  • Bushmills 21 year
  • Middleton Very Rare
  • Jameson Rarest Vintage

More Irish Whiskey Reviews...

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Highland Park 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Around $30 and Under

$40-50

$60-100

Luxury Over $100

Blended Scotch Whisky

Chivas Regal 25 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Photo Courtesy of: © Chivas Regal

$20 and Under

  • Ballantines Finest
  • Cutty Sark
  • Dewars White
  • Grant's 8 year
  • J&B
  • Lauder's

$30-40 Range

$50-70 Range

  • Ambassador 25 year
  • Buchanan's 18 year
  • Johnnie Walker Green
  • Tomintoul Oloroso 12 year

$80-100

Luxury Over $100

  • Ballantine's 30 year
  • Chivas Regal 25 year
  • Johnnie Walker Blue
  • Kings Crest 25 year
  • The Antiquary 21 year

More Scotch Reviews...

Bourbon Whiskey

Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Sam Howzit via Flickr

$20 and Under

  • Ancient Age
  • Benchmark
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Eagle Rare
  • Early Times
  • Jim Beam White
  • Ten High
  • Wild Turkey 101

$30-40 Range

$50-60 Range

$70 and Up

  • AH Hirsch 16 year
  • Longrow Cask 10 year
  • Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 20 year
  • Willet 28 year

More Bourbon Reviews...

Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey

Under $30

Over $30

  • George Dickel Special Barrel
  • Jack Daniels Single Barrel

Rye Whiskey

(ri)1 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey - Rye One Whiskey
Photo Courtesy of Beam Global Spirits

Under $30

  • Old Overholt
  • Jim Beam Rye
  • Pikesville Rye
  • Rittenhouse Rye
  • Sazerac 6 year
  • Wild Turkey Rye

Over $30

  • Anchor Old Potrero 18th Century Style
  • AH Hirsch 21 year
  • Black Maple Hill 23 year
  • Michter's 10 year
  • (rī)1
  • Sazerac 18 year
  • Templeton Rye
  • Vintage Rye 21

Canadian Whisky

Canadian Club 30 Year Old Reserve Canadian Whisky
Photo Courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky

$20 and Under

$30-40 Range

  • 8 Seconds
  • Canadian Club Sherry Cask 8 year
  • Crown Royal
  • Forty Creek Three Grain- 80 proof, $25
  • Tangle Ridge Double Cask- 80 proof, $28
  • Seagrams VO
  • Wisers Deluxe 18 year- 80 proof, $37

$50 and Up

  • Crown Royal Special Reserve
  • Glen Breton Rare Single Malt

Luxury Over $100

More Canadian Whisky Reviews...

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