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Old 03-23-11, 10:55 AM   #1
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Recommendations: What's a good scotch under $50?

One of my co-workers is retiring in a week and I wanted to get him soemthing for the help he's given me over the last 4 years. And since he works for the gov't he gets no cool parting gift like a Rolex or car or fat bonus. Heck, he doesn't even get a fat pension the media claims we all get since we weren't working here before a certain date. So I wanted to get him a bottle of scotch since that's what he likes.

But since I rarely drink I am clueless on what's good and what's not. Can anyone recommend a good bottle of scotch that's under $50?

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Old 03-23-11, 11:08 AM   #2
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Look at The Dalmore 12 for that price point. Very nice single malt.
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Find a liquor store that handles a larger assortment of Scotch than the guy down the street and ask them. A good store will most likely to be willing to help you out. I don't know the price points in your neighbourhood so can't recommend a particular tipple to you.
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Also, play dumb and ask the guy for some scotch tips for a friend of yours, see what he likes. Scotches vary from region to region, ie, Highland, Islay, Lowland, etc. Some are dark and peaty, others are light, etc.
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Also, play dumb and ask the guy for some scotch tips for a friend of yours, see what he likes. Scotches vary from region to region, ie, Highland, Islay, Lowland, etc. Some are dark and peaty, others are light, etc.
That's a good way to do it. Scotch drinkers can be pretty fussy about what they really like, so getting some input from him on what he thinks is good is a smart approach.
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Thanks jsharr! I'll look into Dalmore 12 and also ask my buddy for his "advice" on scotches! haha!

Overthehill - I'll do that too!

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Just make sure it's a single malt. They are pricier but have a wider range of flavors and essences. Those are the ones that you can swish around in your mouth like you're somekind of conoisseur or something and experience different flavors.

Blended scotches tend to be more affordable but you drink one and "meh" they're all the same or there's nothing there.
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