Best Whiskey Under $40 (Top 10 Crazy Bottles)

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Who’s up for the best whiskey under $40? Get it here. In fact, we’re bringing you some selections WAY under forty. How’s that sound?

Today, we’ll give you some picks that will give your party some personality. If you’re extending a bottle as a gift, feel confident purchasing one listed below. Many of them are bar staples anyway! Or maybe you’re just looking for a different pour for the home bar. Whatever your reason, we’re happy you’ve stopped by.

We’d like to thank our Prestige brand ambassadors for helping us with this “Under 40” list. Shout out to @whiskeymoments for their input. And thanks to @onceuponadram for the bonus pick. Also, thanks to the entire Prestige crew here in Louisville for their contributions to this list. We’ve got some tasty, affordable whiskey bottles listed for you below!

Best Whiskey Under $40

Some of these aren’t even close to $40, y’all. You’re welcome. You’re welcome very much. Happy sipping and mixing! We hope you enjoy. We’re bringing you a variety with bourbon, rye, Scotch, and Canadian options.

Bourbon Whiskey Under $40

Four Roses Small Batch | $28.99

Bourbon Whiskey Under $40- Four Roses Small Batch
Four Roses Small Batch | $28.99

Notes: We love the balance within. Honey-drizzled fruit with spice. Oh, yeah.

W.L. Weller Special Reserve | $17.99

W.L. Weller Special Reserve
W.L. Weller Special Reserve | $17.99

Notes: Our caramel gem. A wheater you’ll always want on hand!

Rye Whiskey Under $40

Sazerac Rye | $29.99

Rye Whiskey Under $40 - Sazerac Rye
Sazerac Rye | $29.99

Notes: Spicy, bitter, and only slightly sweet. Great in cocktails. And our crew likes that oily mouth-feel neat, please.

Redemption Rye | $31.99

Redemption Rye
Redemption Rye | $31.99

Notes: So much spice. This one doesn’t play nice. A beautiful bully!

Scotch Whisky Under $40

Johnnie Walker Red Label | $17.99

Canadian Whisky Under $40 - Johnnie Walker Red Labe
Johnnie Walker Red Label | @whiskymoments pick | $17.99

Notes: Best of both of these worlds–cedar tree and butterscotch. And, of course, some smoke on the finish.

Glenmorangie Original | $27.99

Glenmorangie Original
Glenmorangie Original | $27.99

Notes: Rich and creamy toffee and coffee! It’s affordable and approachable.

Aberlour 12 Year  |  $42.99

Aberlour 12 Year
Aberlour 12 Year | $42.99

This one comes in at just a bit over $40. Our brand ambassador @onceuponadram says it’s “great for intro Scotch drinkers! Smooth and not too overly sweet.” She knows her stuff, folks. Give this whisky a try for a few dollars more.

For more intro Scotch, read our blog post Scotch for Beginners.

Canadian Whisky Under $40

Alberta Premium Dark Horse | $22.99

Alberta Premium Dark Horse Canadian Whisky
Alberta Premium Dark Horse | $22.99

Notes: Bringing that rye game! Ginger, pepper, and pine tree harmony.

Pike Creek Port Barrel Finish | $25.99

Pike Creek Port Barrel Finish
Pike Creek Port Barrel Finish | $25.99

Note: Light but flavor-heavy with spice, orange, and raisins. A great snag for the holidays!

What Are We Missing?

Let us know what we’re missing in our list here. What is the best whiskey under 40 in your opinion? Share it in the comments below. Our Prestige community thanks you in advance for your input. We’re all learning here.

What Are You Missing?

Well, if you don’t have one of our whiskey decanters and a set of our whiskey glasses, you are definitely missing out. Check out the lineup. Be prepared to drool. You’ll suddenly see that this barware is for extraordinary individuals (just like yourself).

And don’t miss all the fun on Instagram. Follow us @prestigedecanters. And follow our brand ambassadors @whiskeymoments and @onceuponadram! Photos, videos, recipes, trivia, coupon codes–get ready.

If you’ve got an extra $40 this weekend, make your way over to your local liquor store. Scoop up a bottle (or two, even!) from this list. It’ll be just what the whiskey doctor ordered.


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