9 Budget-Friendly Whiskeys That Actually Taste Expensive

Photographed by Alice Gao.
By Erin Kelly

Rumor has it that Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln all enjoyed a glass of whiskey at the end of a hard day. But the amber-colored spirit is no longer an "old man’s" drink. Recently, twentysomethings have been lining up to order old fashioneds and whiskey sours at bars devoted to the distilled beverage.

While a whiskey drink might set you back a pretty penny at a cocktail bar, buying a bottle doesn’t have to burn a hole through your wallet. We asked the experts for brands that come with bottom-shelf prices but actually taste good going down (no burn here).