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Old 03-14-2019, 12:42 PM
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Glenmorangie 10 yr is a good, everyday Scotch. Comparable to Glenlivet 12 but less sweet.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JoseG View Post
Under $50
Glenlivet 12
Buchanas Select 15

under $100
macallan 12 double cask
Glenlivet 15 or 18
I need to find your liguor store. I've not seen Glenlivet 18 under $100
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:09 PM
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Balvenie Doublewood or Glenmorangie LaSanta would be my first two choices for a $50-60 bottle of single malt.
If you want to spend 2-3x that, Balvenie 21 Portwood is my go to.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:18 PM
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It depends what your friend's taste runs to. There's a tremendous variation among good single malts. I can appreciate everything from a Laphroaig or Oban to a Balvenie or Macallan but not everyone would agree with me. My point is that buying scotch for a friend when you're not a scotch drinker yourself is risky. If you're determined to go ahead anyway then the only name I can add to those already mentioned is Bowmore 12 or 15 - they're relatively mild and usually at a decent price point. If it was me and I was uncertain what my friend's taste was I'd probably go with Balvenie or Macallan.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
Balvenie Doublewood or Glenmorangie LaSanta would be my first two choices for a $50-60 bottle of single malt.
If you want to spend 2-3x that, Balvenie 21 Portwood is my go to.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:22 AM
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"Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets"
- Ron Swanson, Lagavulin fan.



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Old 03-15-2019, 05:27 AM
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Several years ago I was VERY lucky to have received a gift of a bottle of 40-year old Macallan, hand-carried here from Scotland. Wow! It took me ten years to finish that.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by CC driver View Post
Please note that Johnny Walker is a blended whiskey and not single malt scotch. The recipient of your gift will know that if he is, as you say, "someone who has a taste for fine scotch".

Have someone at the package store direct you to their shelf of single malts.
Choose either a Speyside malt or an Islay malt. The main difference is that the Islay malts have a smoky (peat) taste. Again, your recipient will know the difference.

Laphroaig, Oban, Lagavulin are three Islay malts that are readily available and they are excellent.

There are many Speyside malts and Glenmorangie, Glenrothes, Macallan, Balvenie, Cragganmore, are just a few.
Strongly disagree and it has nothing to do with cost. JWB is a better scotch than almost any single malt that's less than 18 years old. JWB is my go to for an everyday scotch and then Macallan 18 and older for special occasions. But I don't drink it as a mixed drink nor to impress anyone but me.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Well you would need to know if they like a single- blended or a triple malt
Single malt ---Balvenie Double wood 12 yr. No need to name anything more than a single-malt. Everything else is a ‘blended-scotch in my opinion.
Blended -??????? Can't recommend one. There all garbage as far as i am concerned
Triple malt----- Monkey Shoulder

A lot of people on the other scotch thread seemed to like Monkey Shoulder so I just picked up a bottle. I'll report back.




BTW, I do not agree with the sentiment expressed here and elsewhere that all blended whiskey is bad. There are many that are quite decent, but will not rise to the level of a Glenlivet 18 or some of the other better single malts. But I like JW Black better than several single malts I've had.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:12 AM
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