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Old 03-13-2019, 04:22 PM
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Can you recommend a good Scotch? Not "over the top" but a scotch that would be suitable for someone with a taste for fine scotch.

Obviously, I'm not a scotch drinker!

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Old 03-13-2019, 04:26 PM
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I like the Oban 14, or the Macallan 12. Do you have a budget in mind?
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:29 PM
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Aaaaah, I forgot about Macallan! I could do Macallan 18, I suppose?

Actually, 12 would be just fine!
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Another Macallan 12 vote. I like it better than their 15 and 18. There's also another Scotch thread on here if you search. All of the good, reasonably priced choices are represented in there.

I will add that there seems to be lots of love for Monkey Shoulder. Personally, I thought it sucked, but to each his own.
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I like buying the Jameson mostly. On special occasions, I have bought 14 year Balvenie and another I like it comes in a silver tin sleeve, having a server brain cramp.
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18 is very good. Also Macallan rare cask. About 250/ bottle.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:42 PM
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My good scotch is Glenlivet 18, but good is a moving target depending on budget.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by head_hunter View Post
My good scotch is Glenlivet 18, but good is a moving target depending on budget.

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The others mentioned are good as well, but for everyday decent scotch, I have come to appreciate Johnny Walker Black. Pretty reliable and doesnt break the bank.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:11 PM
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Under $50
Glenlivet 12
Buchanas Select 15

under $100
macallan 12 double cask
Glenlivet 15 or 18
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I am not what you would call a scotch guy but I did have a few glasses of Johnny Walker Blue recently. I was very pleasantly surprised. If I could afford to drink it more often I would.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:54 AM
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Balvenie double barrel or Balvenie Caribean Cask!
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:31 AM
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I like Macallan 15 so much I'm out. Lagavulin 16 getting low and Glenfiddich 18 running third.
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Three very different tastes, and based on age, you'd think the Glenfiddich would be the smoothest.

I haven't had a single malt younger than 12 that I would buy for myself.
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You first need to decide whether you like peat or not. Then it is Laphroaig or Macallan.
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For a inexpensive one to try that is actually better than most. Try Shackleton.

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Have to agree on Macallan 12 double cask, surprised at how much I like it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:08 AM
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Glenlivet 12
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:48 AM
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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 like the double but I think the Sherry cask is much better
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:40 AM
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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.
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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
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:17 PM
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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.
This. Single malt or bust. Maybe I have no taste bc I know lots of people think Johnny Blue is great scotch, but I don't care for it and would prefer any number of less expensive single malts. Glenmorangie is one of my favorites, especially their Nectar D'Or.
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