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I recently started drinking scotch specifically a bottle of Glenlivet 12 and started to like it. I and running low and looking to buy another bottle. I usually add an ice cube and a little water to it. I usually sip it while relaxing and watching TV at night before bed. What others brands should I try? Trying to keep it in this price range or a little higher?
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THE Macallan.

Try the 12 year; not too pricey.

Try the 25 year; very pricey. But very, very good.


Shortly, there will be an annoying guy coming along blathering about Johnny Walker Blue. Ignore him. He's from Jawja, and wouldn't know good Scotch if someone filled his mobile home with it.


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Macallan. Absolutely great scotch. You will love it.
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
THE Macallan.

Try the 12 year; not too pricey.

Try the 25 year; very pricey. But very, very good.


Shortly, there will be an annoying guy coming along blathering about Johnny Walker Blue. Ignore him. He's from Jawja, and wouldn't know good Scotch if someone filled his mobile home with it.


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Easy now im from jawja
Yeah, but yer not TIRELESSly promoting JWB.


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Johnny Walker blue makes my trailer taste better though
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Looks Like I will have to try The Macallan.
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In your price range, try a bottle of Chivas.
Very popular blended scotch for a reason.

Glenfiddich...Glenmorangie...a couple of other single malts in your price range along with the obviously popular Macallan.
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In your price range, try a bottle of Chivas.
Very popular blended scotch for a reason.

Glenfiddich...Glenmorangie...a couple of other single malts in your price range along with the obviously popular Macallan.
Thank you. The price range will probably go up in the future I am still acquiring the taste and don't want to throw money away for a taste difference I probably won't notice.
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One of my favorite brands is balviene. the 10 year single malt is very good as is the 12 year old doublewood. when I drink single malt I do not add ice. I was taught to run my pinky under the faucet and allowed two drops of water into the Scotch. when you do this you will see the oils release.
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Originally Posted by dlevitt View Post
One of my favorite brands is balviene. the 10 year single malt is very good as is the 12 year old doublewood. when I drink single malt I do not add ice. I was taught to run my pinky under the faucet and allowed two drops of water into the Scotch. when you do this you will see the oils release.
Yep, Balvenie is good; and ice is a no-no.


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Originally Posted by chad13 View Post
Thank you. The price range will probably go up in the future I am still acquiring the taste and don't want to throw money away for a taste difference I probably won't notice.
In my bar I have perhaps a dozen different scotches as we speak.

Each is different, and discovering them is part of the fun.

Some of them you don't drink daily, but keep to offer to guests etc.

Have fun exploring all of them.
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One of my favorite brands is balviene. the 10 year single malt is very good as is the 12 year old doublewood. when I drink single malt I do not add ice. I was taught to run my pinky under the faucet and allowed two drops of water into the Scotch. when you do this you will see the oils release.
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everyday drinker...the famous grouse
drink what the scots drink
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Originally Posted by dlevitt View Post
One of my favorite brands is balviene. the 10 year single malt is very good as is the 12 year old doublewood. when I drink single malt I do not add ice. I was taught to run my pinky under the faucet and allowed two drops of water into the Scotch. when you do this you will see the oils release.
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Yep, Balvenie is good; and ice is a no-no.


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The 12 year Doublewood is a GREAT value...but if you can swing it for a special occasion the 21 year Portwood is phenomenal.
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Macallan 15.
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Oban. Good stuff.
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Glenmorangie Sherry wood or Balvenie
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personally, I would stay away from the blends. You're drinking a very average bottle with that Glenlivet. See if you can find some Old Pulteney 12 year, or have your local shop order it. Should actually be cheaper than that Glen and way better. If you want to try something a little different, but in that price range, then try a Laphroaig 10 year. It is an Islay scotch and will have the distinct flavor of the peat moss from that island.

If you want to spend a little bit more then I'd recommend the Scapa 16 year. This is a good one for it's price with a very smooth finish.... which means you won't be as inclined to use ice and water it down.

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Try some from different areas. Islay scotches like Laphroig are very peaty and smoky.

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