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I have a good friend that is departing the world of the employeed (not by choice) but at least he can retire.  He loves a good Scotch and several of us would like to supply him with a fine bottle to celebrate his departure.  I am not a Scotch drinker, nor are any of the other gift givers. 
 
If there are any Scotch drinkers out there I'm welcome to all suggestions.  UHH, need to keep this under the $500 mark... and thats a stretch.
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I don't drink the stuff, but own stock in Diagio.  You can google them or Brown- Forman (part of Fortune Brands) and that covers a great deal of booze sold around the world.  Diageo sells Johnny Walker and Johnnie Walker Blue is about 100 to 125 a Quart.  That is a blend.  Most of the scotch guys like it "neat" so they want a single malt or unblended. Otherwise you might as well drink Johnie Walker Black.  Scotch has is made in differant regional breweries.  So between the local minerals in the water and grains and the aging they all have a differant tast.  The lowland (border with England) is supposed to be the most mellow.  The stuff on the coast more exotic.  I think it is the Isle of Skyy that produces the most exotic flavor by most standards.   YMMV that should get you started.  You might want a bottle of Johnie Green for everybody else ;)
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I drink and collect Single malts,i won't drink the other stuff.
You won't go far wrong with Glenmorangie is the biggest selling malt in Scotland, so the Scots can't be that wrong!
Any of the of the following
Macallan.
Scapa.
Johnny Walker pure malt ($70 1L)
Talisker
Cragganmore
Aberlour ($59-$160)
Balvenie 21 year old ($280)
Glenfiddich ancient reserve ($158)
Highland park orkney malt 25 year ($465)
Scapa 12 year ($99)
Penderyn single malt ($69) made in wales, one of my favs.
Mosstowie 30 year old ($199) Make a wonderfull gift if you can find it.
I've been drinking single malts for 30 years,Hope i gave you some ideas .
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Originally posted by Average Joe Average Joe wrote:

I drink and collect Single malts,i won't drink the other stuff.
You won't go far wrong with Glenmorangie is the biggest selling malt in Scotland, so the Scots can't be that wrong!
Any of the of the following
Macallan.
Scapa.
Johnny Walker pure malt ($70 1L)
Talisker
Cragganmore
Aberlour ($59-$160)
Balvenie 21 year old ($280)
Glenfiddich ancient reserve ($158)
Highland park orkney malt 25 year ($465)
Scapa 12 year ($99)
Penderyn single malt ($69) made in wales, one of my favs.
Mosstowie 30 year old ($199) Make a wonderfull gift if you can find it.
I've been drinking single malts for 30 years,Hope i gave you some ideas .
 
So would you say all of these are in the 'smooth' catagory?  I have at least heard of some of  them.
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Yeah i,ve drank them all and would do it again......and again.
 
Mosstowie 30 year old ($199) online link in stock
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You can't go wrong with Lagavulin or Oban, either. Another popular Islay single malt is Laphroig. That one will make a believer out of anyone.

 



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So would you say all of these are in the 'smooth' catagory?
 
Scooter65.  I love a good scotch.  I have tried a bunch.  Smooth I have found is a tricky word to use when referring to scotch.  My mother in law tried some good scotch I had.  She through back the shot, swallowed, yelled FIRE FIRE, and made a face like this......
 
 
 
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Originally posted by BillyWayne BillyWayne wrote:

So would you say all of these are in the 'smooth' catagory?
 
 
 
 
Laphroig is definitely not in the smooth category. It has a very strong peat flavor.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

 
Laphroig is definitely not in the smooth category. It has a very strong peat flavor.
 
You are correct.  Sometimes it can taste like burning.  Goes good with a good cigar.
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Originally posted by BillyWayne BillyWayne wrote:

So would you say all of these are in the 'smooth' catagory?
 
Scooter65.  I love a good scotch.  I have tried a bunch.  Smooth I have found is a tricky word to use when referring to scotch.  My mother in law tried some good scotch I had.  She through back the shot, swallowed, yelled FIRE FIRE, and made a face like this......
 
 
 
 
Wow, it took scotch to do that to your mother-n-law... Mine has looked like that ever since her daughter married me..............  Maybe scotch will reverse the effect?
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If he's a good friend, buy him some decent lick'r.....
 
This stuff is almost as good as Tennessee corn sqeezins.....Wink
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Oh my voodoo..... I just had a vision of a "Volunteer" squeezin corn......Cencored
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Originally posted by Voodoo6 Voodoo6 wrote:

If he's a good friend, buy him some decent lick'r.....
 
This stuff is almost as good as Tennessee corn sqeezins.....Wink
 
My son works for Bacardi's and gets that stuff free.  Nobody here can stand it so we light campfires with it.
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Oh my voodoo..... I just had a vision of a "Volunteer" squeezin corn......Cencored
 
Sorry to plant vulgar visual imagery, my friend. It's a gift I have.
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Originally posted by Voodoo6 Voodoo6 wrote:

If he's a good friend, buy him some decent lick'r.....
 
This stuff is almost as good as Tennessee corn sqeezins.....Wink
 
My son works for Bacardi's and gets that stuff free.  Nobody here can stand it so we light campfires with it.
 
Surely you jest, kind Sir!!!  Shocked
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Originally posted by Voodoo6 Voodoo6 wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Oh my voodoo..... I just had a vision of a "Volunteer" squeezin corn......Cencored
 
Sorry to plant vulgar visual imagery, my friend. It's a gift I have.
That ranks right up there with cheaptrick wearing that dress and carrying that hideous purse. Shocked
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If you lived closer VD I'd send you the stuff!
 
He also gets Drambuie, but that's a personal favourite!
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Originally posted by Voodoo6 Voodoo6 wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Oh my voodoo..... I just had a vision of a "Volunteer" squeezin corn......Cencored
 
Sorry to plant vulgar visual imagery, my friend. It's a gift I have.
That ranks right up there with cheaptrick wearing that dress and carrying that hideous purse. Shocked
 
A dreadful sight indeed, Sir........Eek
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There must be a Scotch that can help to alleviate the damage done by such atrocities.
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Glenmorangie 18 year old Port wood aged...
From a registered "Defender of the Malt"
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Originally posted by Voodoo6 Voodoo6 wrote:

If he's a good friend, buy him some decent lick'r.....
 
This stuff is almost as good as Tennessee corn sqeezins.....Wink
 
My son works for Bacardi's and gets that stuff free.  Nobody here can stand it so we light campfires with it.
 
Whhhhhhat???  Well, I do live close and I do like that swill in the photo!  Meet you in Windsor, just bring all you got! If you have any of that rot gut Belvedere, bring that too, I'll suffer thru that as well.
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I understand it tastes better once you filter it through your kidneys.........
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

I understand it tastes better once you filter it through your kidneys.........


Hahahahaha.......
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Glenmorangie 18 year old Port wood aged...
From a registered "Defender of the Malt"
Ohhh yesss.  Good stuff with a hint of cinnamon.  Had some not long ago....
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Macallan 18 or 25 year old scotch is alway a good choice, I will take care of the left over Mcallan scotch.
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