Bourbon Picks for the Holidays for $25 – $50

One of my favorite things about bourbon: It is possible to find great bourbon at nearly every price point. And while there definitely are $400 bottles of bourbon out there that will knock your socks off, it’s possible to find something impressive that fits a normal person’s budget. Here are picks in a few price ranges:

Under $25

old grand dad bourbonOld Grand-Dad Bourbon, 100 proof

Wine Enthusiast praised this bourbon’s “buttery feel on the palate” and “tangy fruit and baked pie flavors.” Its lower price tag doesn’t stop it from packing a punch.

bulleit bourbonBulleit Bourbon

This bourbon has a high rye content, making for a honey flavor that is more pronounced. It’s a good choice for mixed drinks, but still solid served on its own. It goes down smooth.

woodford reserve


Woodford Reserve

This is one of the best values in bourbon. With oak and vanilla flavors, Woodford Reserve delivers layers of flavor at a reasonable price.

elijah wood


Elijah Craig, 18 Year

An extremely well-reviewed whiskey with a big finish, this is a good choice for those who want a complex bourbon with a lot of flavor.