Want to buy my boss and some colleagues a fine liquor. Recommendations?

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  1. Sherman90

    Sherman90 Senior member

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    Leaving a fantastic job, and want to treat my boss and a few of my colleagues to a nice drink they can share at the office.

    Willing to spend about $100. I don't think any of them are seasoned drinkers, so it need not be esoteric. Recommendations?
     


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    Glenmorangie Scotch 18 Year (750 ML)
    It is a very decent scotch and it sells for $99.99.
     


  3. cptjeff

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    Just don't get too extreme on the flavor profiles of the scotches. I've benefited from a guy who gave a senior of his at work a bottle of Laphroaig 18- I knew the recipient, he didn't like it, and as somebody who showed an appreciation for smoke and peat when visiting, I wound up with the bottle. Not what the original giver intended, I'm sure, though I'm sure as hell not complaining. A moderate highland would be fine, and a speyside would be inoffensive, though as a lover of smoke and peat, it would probably bore me and I wouldn't drink it all that much. And if you're buying for a group, middle of the road is probably your best bet to please the largest number of people.

    You could also buy them some seriously nice bourbon for that price.
     


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    Damn I wish I worked somewhere that drinking was acceptable. The only state employees allowed to have alcohol in their offices are the legislators and their aides.
     


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    yeah, more people will enjoy a 100 buck bourbon than a 100 buck scotch - really good scotch is more of an aquired taste. you could get a bottle of the best broubon available in your local high end store for that.

    if you ware looking for specifics - woodford reserve is very nice.
     


  6. Sherman90

    Sherman90 Senior member

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    Thanks guys. My first instinct was to buy a nice bourbon, since that's my own favorite hard drink. But I frankly don't know enough about liquor to know what most people would appreciate receiving - or if bourbon is generally regarded (in Canada) as a fine drink. In fact, I have no clue what cptjeff is talking about. I wish I did.
     


  7. cptjeff

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    Varieties of scotch- there are a few different regions, and they tend to have different flavor profiles, though each maker does vary. Speyside is the stuff like Glenfiddich, which are sweeter with honey and grass and boring stuff like that. Highland scotches vary widely, but they'll often have smoke and peat flavors, and be somewhat sweet. Islay scotches like Laphroaig are famous for being astringent, full of peat, iodine and smoke flavors. I've heard Laphroaig described as "like licking the inside of a chimney". I can't get enough of that- to me, it's wonderful. To others, it's disgusting.

    Scotch is a complicated world that I'm only beginning to learn myself. If you don't know anything about it, I would go for the bourbon for this. And I would make it a point to learn- the process is incredibly tasty.
     
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    Pennglock Senior member

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    I think the venn diagram of people who enjoy high end liquor and who enjoy high end bourbon is almost fully overlapping. Get him a bottle of Pappy.

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    If these guys are not familiar with high end booze, get them some bourbon like Blanton's. It is delicious and comes in a cool bottle with a racehorse stopper. Priced right around $50. If you want, get a set of nice rocks glasses to go along with it.

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    Should come in at just under $100

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  11. munchausen

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    Get them 20 bottles of Taaka.
     


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    I agree on the Johnny Walker Gold (or Johnny Blue if you're willing to shell out for it). People who are not seasoned drinkers will appreciate getting that as a gift more than they would appreciate getting something that is better quality for the money.
     


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