Of course, you want the best sippin’ whiskey under $100. You’re a whiskey drinker from way back and now you have a new vision of yourself. There you are in your mind’s eye kicking back in a rocking chair on a wide wooden porch with a dog and a long day behind you and not much else. Just you and the crickets and a bottle of the best sippin’ whiskey under $100 except, crap, your vision is shattered because you don’t know which whiskey that is.
You know which ones are the smoothest
Which isn’t far off. Knowing the smoothest whiskies is part of knowing which whiskeys are best for sippin’. But sippin’ is an individual game, like archery or golf. You’re working your own course. Maybe smooth isn’t what you’re looking for. Maybe you want a bourbon with that intangible weirdness on its tongue you can’t exactly describe. Perhaps you’re looking for a fiery pepper forward explosion in every sip. It’s your mouth. You know what it wants.
Which means the best sippin’ whiskey under $100 could be anything
But, ok, let’s just slow down a little here. Peanut butter whiskey and (vomit) Cinnamon whiskey are fine for when you’re at a bar-b-que or your favorite dive bar gettin’ your juke on. But sippin’ implies a spatial luxury. It implies time by yourself. Maybe you’re not entirely alone—there is the dog, after all. Your best friend in the known universe, Ginger, is in the rocking chair right next to you. But you guys aren’t talking. Not from any drama, but because you both know the value of silence. That this shared solitude is one of life’s greatest gifts, one of its most treasured luxuries. It deserves a whiskey that measures up.
But look, valuable friend: the best sippin’ whiskey under $100 may not be the ones you know
This luxurious moment definitely deserves fine whiskey, but it also deserves the accomplishment of discovering a new spirit. The world of American whiskey is getting bigger every day and many of the new players are producing delicious bourbons, whiskies, and ryes. They’re as smooth as Buffalo Trace and as explosive as Wild Turkey any day of the week. You’ve just never heard of them because they put all their time and money into their bourbon and they don’t have much leftover for marketing. But we have heard of them and we want you to be happy. Therefore: