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Old 12-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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decent bottle of scotch for around $50?

want to get a christmas gift for one of the bosses...
i have been told that he enjoys scotch so i was thinking of getting him a bottle of something
i don't want to spend too much ... and i don't know jack about scotch

what are some of the "better" scotch brands?
can i get a decent bottle for about $50?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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my favorite is Johnny Walker Blue label, but for your price range a bottle of Black label will be a good choice.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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Balvenie 12 Year Old Double Wood
Cragganmore Scotch 12yr
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Year
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch 10 yr
MaCallan Highland Single Malt Scotch 12 Yr
Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 12 Yr

the last one is a japanese scotch and is one of my favorites. the balvenie is also one of my favorite ones. if he likes them smokey, the laphroaig, but only if he's a serious scotch drinker.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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Balvenie 12 Year Old Double Wood
Cragganmore Scotch 12yr
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Year
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch 10 yr
MaCallan Highland Single Malt Scotch 12 Yr
Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 12 Yr

the last one is a japanese scotch and is one of my favorites. the balvenie is also one of my favorite ones. if he likes them smokey, the laphroaig, but only if he's a serious scotch drinker.
can i get a bottle for about $50? ...
these just sound expensive
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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Ofcourse it depends on whether he like peaty or not scotch. Dahlwinni or Glenlivit works for me. They're not peaty btw.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
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Bowmore 12yr
Speyside 12yr
Glengoyne Malt 10yr
Deanston 12yr

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #8
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can i get a bottle for about $50? ...
these just sound expensive
the ones i listed are all very highly rated scotches right around your price point.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #9
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:37 AM   #10
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+1 Glenlivet!

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #11
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my favorite is Johnny Walker Blue label, but for your price range a bottle of Black label will be a good choice.
i gotta poke a little fun... lol... i hope you aren't serious. while i will agree that johnny blue is a great scotch, i have learned a lot after drinking many many different kinds of scotch, and i will say with 100% confidence that you need to experience something else rather than looking like "that person" that jumped on the johnny blue wagon

please do yourself a favor and pick up (for $80 cheaper no less) a Macallan 18yr. This scotch blows blue out of the water..

OP... if you go to winechateau.com (listed above) they have some pretty good deals. I am huge on Macallan right now, however Glenmorangie is a great bottle, as well as Laphroaig (bit more smoky and peaty.)

Glenlevit is good, however for your price range, you are looking at a 10 or 12 year depending on the deal you can score, both of which i'm just not that big a fan of.


Oh yea, PS... if you want to spend an extra 20 and literally get the best bang for your buck, I suggest Oban 14yr. You can probably find it for $70ish and I will stand by this scotch until the day I die. Single malt and just fabulous.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:03 PM   #12
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:50 PM   #13
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i saw almost all the names mentioned
and these -glenfiddich, glenlivet, macallan, balvenie, lapharoaig - were in nice boxes or tubes
which made a difference to me since i am gifting it


i was really torn between the balvenie 12yr double wood(?) and the lapharoaig ...
but the lapharoaig just jumped at me the most
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:05 PM   #14
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well my gamble was a good one
boss immediately said "i love laphroaig" (i had never heard the pronunciation before he said it)
says he likes the peaty, smokey scotch
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Well you got the right one then!!
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:47 PM   #16
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Yep you got that right.

Next year Lagavulin or Ardbeg both smoky Islay malts.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #17
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well my gamble was a good one
boss immediately said "i love laphroaig" (i had never heard the pronunciation before he said it)
says he likes the peaty, smokey scotch
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:46 AM   #18
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Good suggestions, great this coming new year
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:54 AM   #19
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Balvenie 12 Year Old Double Wood
Cragganmore Scotch 12yr
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Year
Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch 10 yr
MaCallan Highland Single Malt Scotch 12 Yr
Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 12 Yr

the last one is a japanese scotch and is one of my favorites. the balvenie is also one of my favorite ones. if he likes them smokey, the laphroaig, but only if he's a serious scotch drinker.
i realize this is old but....

this. balvenie 12 is a bit on a sweet side with sherry tones. it's one of my favorites but it's not very palatable to a non-scotch drinker. yamazaki is awesome and different. i've never met anyone that didn't like it.

as for the johnnie walker comment... johnnie walker is seriously garbage. blue label is the most overpriced piece of trash on earth. you can get a much, MUCH nicer bottle for around half the price.
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