The 11 Best Scotch Under $100 in 2022

The 11 Best Scotch Under $100 in 2022

The 11 Best Scotch Under $100 in 2022

For those who enjoy whisky, there is a plentiful and beautiful array of products to choose from these days. It has indeed never been a better time to be a whisky enthusiast, with many countries around the globe now producing great-tasting bottles in all sorts of styles. Many producers are now creating hybrids of styles as well.

For non-whisky drinkers, there are some common misconceptions about the stuff. Many people think that whisky is expensive, overpowering in flavor, and even a little bit pretentious. We know as whisky lovers that all they need to do is try the right variety in order to fall in love with it.

Scotch is seen as one of the more classic, classy, and refined bottles of whisky. It can become really expensive. This is for multiple reasons, but essentially it’s because the best products take a while to make.

So, on this list, we will offer up some options for the best scotch under 100. Throughout the list, we will go over all the important parts of the elements that define what is scotch whisky, what is the best scotch, and some insight into how to choose this for yourself! 

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Scotch whisky is produced in Scotland (as expected), Japan, and across the United States. We will offer up examples mainly from these countries. What is scotch whisky you ask? Scotch comes from the Scottish method of whisky-making using malted barley and water. So, here are some of the best scotch under 100. 

Dewar’s 15-Year-Old Scotch Whisky

Dewar’s 15-Year-Old Scotch Whisky

Dewar’s is an incredibly priced, super smooth whisky. Aged for 15 years through a tried and tested process, this bottle of Scotch will impress and soothe the soul without breaking the bank. It has notes of chocolate, cooked fruit, honey, and citrus on the palate. 

This bottle of scotch is a great addition to any liquor cabinet, or even as a gift for a loved one. It is currently 15% off on our website as well.

Tenjaku Blended Japanese Whisky

Tenjaku Blended Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky can often be very expensive, this is because of the care and precision that the Japanese use throughout their production process. This blended whisky is only $70 on our site, showing that a high-quality bottle of Japanese whisky doesn’t have to break the bank. So, when you buy Japanese whisky online, you can shop around a bit.

This bottle contains a fairly light whisky. Aged in bourbon barrels, it is welcomingly sweet, with notes of sweet fruit, Brulee, and vanilla. 

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Kikori Japanese Whisky

Kikori Japanese Whisky

This stunning bottle of Japanese whisky is a huge step toward so many things that are beautiful about Japan. Its simple elegance, with an understated design, showcases an incredibly pale whisky in an almost green-tinted bottle.

This whisky is made from 100% rice. This allows it to become incredibly light and delicate, picking up beautiful flavors from the oak barrels in aging. This bottle is a perfect product for Japan as rice grows naturally and abundantly, so it will not damage the ecosystems there.

Cedar Ridge American Single Malt Whisky - The Quintessential Signature Blend

The Quintessential Signature Blend is made through two separate distillations. One is 100% peated malt, the other 100% two-row barley. The former aged for 4-5 years, with the barley aged for 2-3 years. They are then combined in a ‘mother batch’ with previous versions. A portion is then removed for bottling with the rest remaining.

The taste is somewhat on the citric side, with some notes of black tea, rich roasted wood, and baked pastry. It has a complex and unique flavor like that of many craft whiskies. 

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Nikka Yoichi Single Malt Japanese Whiskey

Nikka Yoichi Single Malt Japanese Whiskey

This is a beautiful single malt from Nikka, showcasing the refinement of Japanese whisky producers. When you buy Japanese whisky online, you might think that this bottle lacks the key information of age. However, this is intentional.

This no-age-statement has a wonderful balance between sweet, smoky, and peaty. There are wonderful oaky, fruity aromas with a light honey flavor.

Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder is a much newer bottle of scotch compared to some of our other members of this list. It is designed to be woven into a whisky cocktail, something simple and delicious like an old-fashioned, whisky sour, or even as a mixer. People also often love it as a shot.

There are incredibly zesty orange aromas, notes of vanilla and honey, with spicey oaky notes on the palate. This is a rich and vibrant bottle of Scotch that is sure to keep the party going.

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old 

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old

Possessing the smooth sophistication of a brilliant Scotch and the sweet kick of an American bourbon, this bottle of Glenfiddich is dynamic, delicious, and dangerously easy to drink. Aged for 14 years in bourbon barrels, this scotch is unusual in the best of ways.

With some wonderfully rich and sweet notes, toffee, and candied fruit, this bottle has a long-lasting finish that will leave you wanting more. 

The Balvenie 12-Year-Old Doublewood Scotch Whisky

Normally we wouldn’t be able to include this bottle on this list, but as we are offering an amazing 20% off deal it is now below the $100 mark! This 12-year-old bottle is matured in American oak containers before being finished in sherry barrels. 

To pick up the subtleties of this bottle we really recommend you drink it neat, or with a small amount of ice. The sherry barrels add a beautiful ripe fruit flavor profile that adds depth and complexity to this scotch.

Ardbeg An Oa Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg An Oa Scotch Whisky

You couldn’t really mention affordable, quality Scotch whiskeys without mentioning this classic. Ardbeg produces one of the best scotch whisky under 100. When asked, what is the best scotch on a budget? You can definitely include this in your answer.

Ardbeg has peaty, dark chocolate, and aniseed flavors. It is smooth, and silky, with notes of pepper and clove. It is non-chill filtered, meaning it has the robust flavor profile that you will come to crave!

Auchentoshan 12-Year Scotch Whisky

This bottle of Auchenoshan is triple distilled, matured for 12 years, and totally delicious. It is such a reasonable price at just $70 on our current offer. It has wonderful notes of gentle toffee, and some warm citrus notes, with a rounded kick to boot.

Johnnie Walker Black Label

Johnnie Walker Black Label

We couldn't mention the best budget whiskies without this powerhouse! This best-selling whisky on our website is the most premium bottle in terms of quality considering its affordability. This bottle works so well in a cocktail or just sipped over ice, or in a highball. Enjoy.