Super Bowl Party? Try These Booze Bargains

Esquire finds brown-bagging it has its rewards
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2009 5:16 AM CST
"There's enough flavor in this lightly sugary, nutty, and vanilla-tinged rum to make it a bargain," reviewer David Wondrich writes.   (Brugal)
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(Newser) – With Super Bowl looming, cheap booze is probably on your radar. It's not too late to check out these bargains recommended by Esquire:

  • Paul Masson Grande Amber VSOP brandy: This $13 bottle “goes down far more smoothly than anything from France in this price range could even aspire to.”
  • Brugal Añejo rum: A $14 bottle that's perfect “if you want something cheap, brown, and sugarcaney to go with your cigar.”

  • White Horse blended Scotch whisky: This “light but clean and barley-sweet” $15 find is great with soda or in a Rob Roy.
  • Gordon’s London dry gin: A little less booze for $15 than in most other such gins, but solid in everything other than martinis.
  • Evan Williams Black Label bourbon: A $12 American gem. "Any country that can turn out something this serious at this price is in some fundamental way doing OK.”