Skip to comments.(VANITY) Need advice on the perfect Scotch to buy for my male friend for Christmas
Posted on 12/01/2011 7:08:11 PM PST by girlangler
I need some advice.
I have a very special friend who loves good Scotch. He has everything else, so I thought I might wrap up a good Scotch for Christmas.
I know he'll use this, unlike some worthless gift he won't want (I actually got him a massage for his birthday last sumer and he wouldn't go -- it's a macho thing).
Okay I know this thread is going to raise some silly answers, but I am a beer drinker, and don't know a thing about the "refined" spirits.
Id appreciate any serious answers to my question.
Johnny Walker would be fine.
Johnny Walker would be fine. Agreed with napscoordinator.
Anyone here who tells you what brand to buy without considering the above is blowing smoke.
Good luck on your quest.
Can't say I have actually tried any of this furniture stripper though... I'm a beer drinker too.
Can't go wrong with that one.
If you can find out what he likes, that might be best.
The best scotch is a single malt scotch from Scotland, such as Glenfiddich. But he may have some other preference.
Glenfiddich or Glenlivet
Glenfiddich 15 year solera is very good and not too pricey.
Tough question. There are many single malts to choose from. You’ll need to know his taste preferences.
It can be a matter of personal taste but if you want to send along Chivas Regal to a fellow Freeper, then, splendid. :-)
Girl, Mr G says to get Dalwhinnie, which is what he drinks. It is a single malt, rather than a blended scotch, and (according to him) is very smooth. I personally think drinking scotch is akin to sucking on a bag of wet peat moss.
Or, you could get him a sampler of single malt scotches. I did that for my step dad, and he really enjoyed the opportunity to sample a lot of fine scotches to see which he liked best.
If you want a special bottle, not something you can get at most liquor stores attached to gas stations, I would get something like Glenmorangie Sherry Cask aged. It is palatable by most Scotch drinkers.. not too weak, not too strong, not too peaty, but plenty of complexity. You can get one for $60 or $70 I believe.
Thanks for your replies. Is there any difference between “blended” and, I guess unblended Scotch?
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