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Taster’s Club Best Whiskey Under $100

Written by Emma C | Updated April 2024

Navigating the vast world of whiskey can be overwhelming at times, especially when budget considerations come into play. However, enjoying excellent whiskey doesn't have to break the bank.

That's why our experts have tasted and meticulously curated this guide to Taster’s Club's finest whiskeys under $100. In a world where prices often soar, discovering exceptional whiskey gems at affordable prices is within reach.

Whether your palate leans towards the sweetness of bourbon or the refined charm of Scotch, we have a diverse selection waiting for you in our online bottle shop. Dive in and explore the world of top-quality whiskeys without compromising on taste or budget.


Larceny Barrel Proof

Indulge in the robust flavors of Larceny Barrel Proof, a wheated bourbon with a powerful punch! Unfiltered and barrel-proof, each batch released in January, May, and September represents the artistry of Small Batch Bourbon at its finest. With rich notes of molasses, fig, and hazelnut, this expression showcases the exceptional depth and character of wheated Bourbons. Larceny Barrel Proof, akin to its acclaimed counterparts Larceny Small Batch and Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond, stands as a testament to the unrivaled quality achievable with wheated Bourbons. Embrace the untamed spirit and distinctive taste of Larceny Barrel Proof, a true celebration of craftsmanship.


Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye

Discover the unparalleled craftsmanship of Rare Breed Rye, a testament to the enduring legacy of rye whiskey. Distilled in a renowned distillery committed to rye's artistry, this blend is a symphony of non-chill filtered rye, bottled at barrel-proof for an authentic taste straight from the cask. As a sibling to the acclaimed Rare Breed Bourbon, it stands as the inaugural super-premium rye in the esteemed Wild Turkey lineage. With each sip, experience the depth, character, and boldness that define Rare Breed Rye, a true connoisseur's choice in the world of fine rye whiskies.


Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Discover the depth and richness of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, a bourbon that redefines the art of double-barreling. This innovative process involves maturing the bourbon in two distinct charred oak barrels, with the second barrel undergoing a deep toasting followed by a light charring. The result is an abundance of soft, sweet oak character that infuses every sip with layers of complexity. Double Oaked presents a smooth and full-bodied profile, culminating in a long and luxurious finish that lingers on the palate. Indulge in the unique flavors and craftsmanship of this meticulously crafted bourbon experience.


Nikka Coffey Malt

Experience the innovation and artistry of Nikka with their unique whisky expression developed in 2013. Distilled in a Coffey still from 100% malted barley, this whisky defies categorization as "malt whisky," instead earning its place as a distinguished "grain whisky." The maturation process in old casks enriches its character with a rich maltiness, intricate complexity, and a silky texture that delights the palate. Nikka's commitment to experimentation and quality shines through in this exceptional creation, offering aficionados a new realm of excitement and a journey into the world of grain whisky unlike any other.


Johnnie Walker Green Label

Explore the allure of Johnnie Walker Green Label at Taster's Club, revered by whisky experts and mixologists as a hidden gem. Crafted solely from Single Malts across Scotland's regions, each aged at least 15 years, this blend embodies a meticulous process ensuring a harmonious flavor balance. From selecting grains and yeast to distillation techniques and oak cask maturation, every aspect contributes to its rich character. Embrace Johnnie Walker Green Label for an exceptional whisky journey, where quality meets affordability, delivering a rewarding and memorable experience sip after sip.


Highland Park 12 Year

Discover Highland Park 12 Year, our top choice for Scotch enthusiasts. This exquisite whisky offers a perfect blend of sweetness and peatiness, embodying complexity and balance in every sip. Matured in European and American sherry seasoned oak casks, it boasts flavors of sun-kissed Seville oranges, rich fruitcake spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and molten heather honey amidst waves of heathery peat smoke. Whether as a gift or a prized addition to your collection, Highland Park 12 Year promises a delightful and nuanced drinking experience. Pair it with wasabi peas, a sizzling rib-eye steak, or smoked salmon for a truly memorable tasting journey.

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Old Grand Dad 114

Old Grand Dad 114 is undeniably a bourbon gem, offering exceptional value without compromising on flavor. As a cornerstone of Jim Beam's esteemed lineup, its popularity mirrors the bourbon renaissance, showcasing its enduring appeal. Despite rumors of discontinuation, loyal fans continue to praise its accessibility, robust proof, and distinctive Jim Beam nuttiness. As the apex proof in the Old Grand Dad series, which includes 80, 100, and bottled-in-bond versions, ODG114 holds its ground. Contrary to misconceptions about affordability, this expression emerges as a standout in my collection, beckoning with nuanced character and enriching Jim Beam's storied legacy.

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Redbreast 12 Year Old

In this signature bottling, honey-amber golden hued Redbreast 12 boasts the flavor complexity and distinctive qualities of single pot still Irish whiskey – which the brand has been perfecting for over a century. The numerous awards earned since the brand’s 1991 relaunch speaks volumes about its whiskey. Matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, the distinctive Redbreast sherry style blends malted and unmalted barley into soft, creamy, fruity and spicy flavors, making it a satisfying yet easy drink. The 12 Year offers aromas of fruit including peach, raisin, and dried mango, along with vanilla bean, honey, and caramel. Smooth and slick nutmeg, hazelnut, pepper, crackers, and spicy tasting notes come up, followed by a neat, dry finish.

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Uncle Nearest 1856 

Uncle Nearest is the country’s quickest-growing whiskey brand. Created in 2017 to honor Nearest Green, the first-known African American master distiller and a huge contributor to the industry, the brand has won over 450 awards and 50 Best in Class honors for its product. 1856 is a blend of the brand’s premium aged whiskey. Caramel in color with a beautiful deep golden hue, you’ll get baled hay and pumpkin seeds on the nose with subtle notes of ripe stone fruit and caramel corn. The spirit is bold and spicy upfront, then mellows with sweet caramel and maple – like biting into an oatmeal raisin cookie. The finish is long and rich, lingering pleasantly sweet on the palate with notes of vanilla after the spice dissipates.

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Starward Nova Single Malt 

A double Gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards 2022, Melbourne, Australia’s Starwood distillery’s signature single malt whisky offers mild, malty, sweet, and nutty scents of grape, pomegranate, and frosting. You’ll taste dry tannins along with similar aroma notes, plus berries, port, malt, grain, and slight balsamic vinegar. The spirit finishes medium and dry with chocolate and more tannins. Starwood is all about staying local and using everything local to their advantage – including the weather that brings flavor forward, ingredients from nearby farmers and makers, and Australian wine barrels for elemental aging.

If you are still uncertain about which Scotch Whisky is right for you and looking for more options? We have many more options available in the Taster's Club Bottle Shop.

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