From Whiskey To Vodka: The 58 Best Tasting And Cheapest Liquor Options For Bros On A Budget (All Bottles Under $15)

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Period pieces have turned television into a visual time machine with shows like Black Sails, Vinyl, Marco Polo, Hell on Wheels, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, The Tudors, and Deadwood. All of these shows take place in various times in history dating back to the early 16th century.

If you have watched them, what is the one consistency between them all? What is the one thing you notice that each and every show features? Alcohol.

That’s because alcohol has been around for a very long time and is the one vice of our culture that will never die.

People love to drink alcohol. It could be wine, whiskey, rum, or tequila. It does not matter, as long as alcohol is being consumed, the culture will survive.

The hardest part of drinking alcohol is the cost. As long as their is a demand, there is going to be a premium charge for alcohol. So for many of you broke college kids or those that are just plain looking to save some money on booze, here is the best liquors we could find for under $15. And beer lovers, be sure to check out our post of The 30 Cheapest And Best Tasting Beers Worth Buying (All Under $10 For A 6-Pack)

(Note: All prices are based on the standard 750 ml bottles) 

Rum

Rum is the alcoholic beverage that instantly transports you to the beach. It doesn’t matter where you are, one sip of rum and the thoughts of sand in your bathing suit and sunburnt arms are nearly impossible to forget. Since most people on a budget only like to drink the cheapest thing that can get them drunk quickly, rum has the added bonus of setting the mental mood too. If you are already settling on cheap alcohol, you mine as well add the taste of the beach.

  • Ron Abuelo Anejo Rum ($14)
  • Caucano Aguardiente Tradicional ($9)
  • Flor de Cana 4-yr old Blanco Extra Dry ($15)
  • Coisa Nossa Cachaca Branca ($15)
  • El Dorado Superior White Rum ($10)
  • Cruzan Aged Light Rum ($12)

Vodka (Non-flavored)

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Nothing says sad and lonely like cheap, Russian vodka. The terrible flavor of cheap vodka burns like gasoline going down and feels like hell coming back up. And don’t forget the hangover, it will be the worst headache you have ever felt. But the good news is that we have found cheap vodka that isn’t going to hurt you, going in or coming out. In fact, these vodka’s are much better than their prices.

  • Evok ($13)
  • 1876 ($14)
  • Gera Vodka ($12)
  • Pinnacle ($13)
  • Platinum 7X ($13)
  • 42 Below ($14)
  • Sibirskaya Strong ($5)
  • Serebryaniy Zamok ($5)
  • Mernaya Ancient Kiev ($5)
  • Exclusiv 1 ($10)

Vodka (Flavored)

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Just when you thought vodka was sad and boring, they started adding flavors to it. Surprisingly, the flavor vodka’s are much cheaper than the others. (Word of advice: College girls love this stuff)

  • Svedka Citron ($14)
  • Naked Jay Big Dill Pickle ($15)
  • UV Salty Caramel Apple ($13)
  • New Amsterdam Mango ($14)
  • Smirnoff Kissed Caramel ($14)

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