Should You Use Expensive or Cheap Whiskey in a Cocktail?

Whisky lovers agree that quality matters when sipping a dram neat or on the rocks—but what about when you’re making a cocktail? Should you spend big bucks on a mature or special bottle, or will an inexpensive option serve just as well? Whisky Advocate’s editors decided to answer that question in the most indisputable way: by trying two identical Old Fashioneds—one made with a $15 bourbon and the other with a $150 bourbon—tasted blind.

More From Video

Explore Little Book with Freddie Noe

Explore how Freddie Noe, 8th Generation Beam Family distiller, has created a truly unique whiskey with his Little Book limited release. Noe will dive into the most recent Little Book annual release, Chapter 05: The Invitation.

For videos with closed captions, please see the Whisky Advocate video page on YouTube.