Americans can all agree on three things today: paying your taxes is painful, getting a refund is great, and having a tax shelter in the Cayman Islands where you're protected from the IRS and can hang out with Tom Cruise from The Firm is the best. OK, maybe only millionaires can agree on that third thing. Either way, today, we're acknowledging the fact that, when you make a celebratory purchase with your refund, there's not a one-size-fits-all bottle of Scotch that everyone can reasonably afford.
To help you choose the best bottle of Scotch for your tax bracket, we've enlisted the help of Bill Thomas, whiskey expert and co-owner of one of the best damn bars in the country, Jack Rose Dining Saloon.
Your tax bracket: 10% (if you earn less than $9,075)
Your Scotch: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond (BIB)
Approximate bottle price: $15
Why you should buy it: "Switch to bourbon. Unfortunately, at this price point, it's hard to find a good Scotch. Grab a bottle of Old Fitzgerald's instead, and drink up."