can i get a decent bottle of scotch for $50?

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  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    it might be man, maybe mine if I crash too soon after a bar heist; but Riedel type 1998 is great for mellow older whiskies, type 1987 (the cognac) is great for the sweet tooth drinkers who drink the sherry casked stuff because you can see the sugars cascade down the sides nicely, and then then type 2002 (lefty's pee pee glass) is nice as an all-rounder if you're drinking younger SMS.
     


  2. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    To be honest, more often than not I just reach for a rock glass and pour.

    lefty
     


  3. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    hmm
    ok
    point well taken

    so if i can find out what type of scotch he likes, i will try for a bottle
    otherwise i guess i will get him some glasses

    so... which one is the right one for a scotch? you guys are talking about whiskey now
     


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  5. MrSmith2U

    MrSmith2U Well-Known Member

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    Sir,

    This figure is about CHF10?
    Then the answer is certainly 'no'.

    Yours,

    Smith
     


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    CDFS Senior member

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    This. Given the choice I'd not use the suggested glasses.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    If you are unsure of what he looks for in a scotch, I'd stick to Glenlivet, Glennfiddich, or Glenmorangie, all of which can be had for under $50
     


  8. lexybeast

    lexybeast Well-Known Member

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    Laphroaig quarter cask is great. Also I seem to recall the Balvenie 12 year Doublewood being a lot of bang for buck, and under $50.
     


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    laphroaig is nice, but not for most people. i would not gift this unless i knew the recipient enjoyed islay
     


  10. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    i was torn between these two choices at the store today
    i did want to give something that was a little different...
    and the laphroaig just jumped out at me more

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    ama Senior member

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    Wow...that might have been the worst choice you could have made without knowing what he likes. That is one of the most aggressive Islays in the price range you set, if not the most aggressive. Its like you posted a thread asking for advice, got a bunch of good advice and then did the opposite. Best of luck on that gift, hope your boss like iodine and campfires.

    (Nice picture though :))
     


  12. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    well, someone said this to me..
    you can either "refill" the stuff he likes to drink by getting him something he already likes
    or get him something that he normally wouldn't get for himself
    - then he can either try it... or just keep it on display if he collects different scotches

    made sense to me at the time
    and if he really doesn't like it, i'll just drink it and get him a macallan or something later
     


  13. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    well i lucked out
    as soon as my boss opened the bag, he said "oh i love laphroaig" (i didn't even know how to say the name prior to hearing him say it)
    so everything worked out
    :slayer:
     


  14. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    Laphroig is overdone and smells like cadavers from anatomy lab.

    You can get a pretty nice rye or bourbon for that kind of money... Something like Templeton Rye or RVW 10 year bourbon.
     


  15. fwiffo

    fwiffo Senior member

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    Happily for me, I'm not in CSI or some other profession where the taste & smell from a cadaver will ruin my appreciation of Laphroaig.
     


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