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Old Whiskey Is Too Expensive. Drink These Spirits Instead

Old Whiskey Is Too Expensive. Drink These Spirits Instead

Whiskey is so in right now, and it has been for the last few years. When you do what I do for a living, that’s both a blessing and a curse: A lot more people are getting into the spirit, but they’re also driving prices way up. Especially for the long-aged bottlings that require a decade or more in barrels, former old favorite whiskies are now out of reach for lots of drinkers. This is sad, but I have a solution: Expand your horizons! The bottles below run the gamut from rum to brandy to tequila to some intriguing younger whiskies, and they all deliver the same kind of deeply oaky notes whiskey lovers crave. Plus, they’re all quite a bit more affordable than a 20-year-old bourbon or Scotch. NOMAD OUTLAND WHISKY ($45) In order to be called Scotch, a whisky has to be both distilled and aged entirely within Scotland. And that’s why this intriguing spirit isn’t a Scotch. It’s a blend of dozens of Scottish-made-and-aged whiskies that’s then transferred to southern Spain’s…

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