Taste Test: Bargain Bourbons

We gave some good-bet whiskeys a run just in time for the Kentucky Derby.

Best Budget
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Best Budget

Very Old Barton, 100 Proof ($15) Proves a point known to non-snobbish bourbon drinkers: A well-made "bottom shelf" whiskey can sneak up on the more expensive brands. Very Old Barton is balanced bourbon with real depth and roundness, and it's perfect for cocktails. Great value.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

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