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(VANITY) Need advice on the perfect Scotch to buy for my male friend for Christmas
me ^ | 12/01/11 | me

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.


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KEYWORDS: alcohol; bootlegging; scotch; whiskey
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1 posted on 12/01/2011 7:08:22 PM PST by girlangler
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Johnny Walker would be fine.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 7:10:25 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: girlangler

dewars.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 7:11:22 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: girlangler

Johnny Walker would be fine. Agreed with napscoordinator.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 7:12:18 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: girlangler
Scotch is a personal. Find out what he likes, go to an expert at the store, and buy something similar in taste. Or buy him the same brand.

Anyone here who tells you what brand to buy without considering the above is blowing smoke.

5 posted on 12/01/2011 7:12:42 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: girlangler

Glenfiddich.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 7:13:09 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: girlangler
I have no clue, because beer is the drink that proves God loves us. But I wanted to have a marker to this thread for later reading. I expect it will be somewhat.... interesting. ;)

Good luck on your quest.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/01/2011 7:13:31 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: girlangler
Costco scotch

Can't say I have actually tried any of this furniture stripper though... I'm a beer drinker too.

8 posted on 12/01/2011 7:14:49 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Glenfiddich.

Can't go wrong with that one.

9 posted on 12/01/2011 7:15:03 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: girlangler

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.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 7:15:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: girlangler

Glenfiddich or Glenlivet


11 posted on 12/01/2011 7:16:39 PM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Glenfiddich 15 year solera is very good and not too pricey.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:04 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Agreed.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:31 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: girlangler
You definitely want a good single malt...Back when I drank I preferred the Glenmorangie family...


14 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: girlangler

Tough question. There are many single malts to choose from. You’ll need to know his taste preferences.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:56 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: girlangler

It can be a matter of personal taste but if you want to send along Chivas Regal to a fellow Freeper, then, splendid. :-)


16 posted on 12/01/2011 7:18:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: girlangler
Night Train Express Wine AlcoholOne interesting note about Night Train is that it specifically states on the bottle to Serve very cold
17 posted on 12/01/2011 7:18:18 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: girlangler

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.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:35 PM PST by Grammy
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To: girlangler

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.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:45 PM PST by KingOfVagabonds
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To: All

Thanks for your replies. Is there any difference between “blended” and, I guess unblended Scotch?


20 posted on 12/01/2011 7:20:17 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler
Depends on how much you want to spend and what his preferences are. The blends (Dewar's, Cutty Sark, others) cannot compare to the single malts (Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, MacCallan, and others are lighter than the peaty ones like Oban). If you have the money, MaCallan 18 will bring a broad smile to any Scotch drinker's face. Cheers!
21 posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:11 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: Mmogamer

Yep. It’s incredibly smoooooth.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:32 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: girlangler
Since you don't mind spending a few dollars, McCallan 25 year old. Okay, maybe a little younger.

It depends on his tastes. Smokey, fruity, oaky, etc.

Good luck with the gift.

BTW, if its whiskey, go Jameson!

23 posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:46 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: girlangler

Balwenie 12 Year Double Cask. It’s outstanding.


24 posted on 12/01/2011 7:22:01 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: girlangler

It really depends on what your friend likes as well as your budget.

For the sake of discussion, let’s say this friend is worth a little expense. If the budget isn’t an issue, I would suggest a 25 year Scapa (~$350) or really go nuts and get him the Lalique 50 year old Macallan (~$6,000).

More reasonable but something you won’t find on every liquor store shelf would be an 18 year old Auchentoshan (~$80) or Compass Box Oak Cross blended (~$40)


25 posted on 12/01/2011 7:22:26 PM PST by mnehring
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To: 1rudeboy

good post and very true. A friend of mine was a bartender and a scotch drinker. He had the opportunity to try most of them and he definitely picked dewars. But yes it is a personal thing and whatever brand the person tends to prefer is the choice.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 7:22:35 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: girlangler
Dump that guy!

I'll be your friend for a case of Busch Lite!

(LOL. just kiddin...I haven't a clue about scotch...)

27 posted on 12/01/2011 7:23:56 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; girlangler

Diddo the Glenfiddich.

Does he like cigars too?


28 posted on 12/01/2011 7:24:54 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: girlangler


Chivas Royal Salute.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 7:25:07 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

nail on head Gledfiddich


30 posted on 12/01/2011 7:25:14 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: girlangler

If you want one with a really peaty taste, try Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt.


31 posted on 12/01/2011 7:25:21 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

nail on head Glefiddich


32 posted on 12/01/2011 7:25:21 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

nail on head Glenfiddich


33 posted on 12/01/2011 7:25:45 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: girlangler
Depends on how much you want to spend. There are some single malts that taste like the bottom of an ashtray...yuck. Then there are some awesome ones too. There are so many different ones. My favorite is Oban, smooth but pricey.
34 posted on 12/01/2011 7:26:30 PM PST by lula (Still on the Cain Train.)
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To: girlangler
If your friend is an aficionado of Single Malt Scotches, you might consider the following:



Lagavulin 16 y/o Islay



The Dalmore Cigar Malt



The Balvenie Single Barrel



The Talisker



Highland Park 12 Y/O



The MacAllen 10 Y/O

Name your pleasure and enjoy!

Whisky and Feedom gang tigithir!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
35 posted on 12/01/2011 7:27:05 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Want to impress. Get Lagovulin. He will love it if he likes single malt. Special !


36 posted on 12/01/2011 7:30:49 PM PST by Bainbridge
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To: girlangler
I prefer beer, as well. Here is some info on whisky.
37 posted on 12/01/2011 7:31:03 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: girlangler

Gasoline is refined; whiskey is distilled. ( ;


38 posted on 12/01/2011 7:31:52 PM PST by Bill W was a conservative (Profile, detain, interrogate, deport.)
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..also, this may be sacrilegious around here, but one of the best 'Scotch' whiskey's I've had lately is a Japanese one, the Yamazaki Single Malt. It would definitely be different.


39 posted on 12/01/2011 7:32:01 PM PST by mnehring
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To: beebuster2000

***One interesting note about Night Train is that it specifically states on the bottle to Serve very cold *****

Men I served with in the military had a preference for THUNDERBIRD.


40 posted on 12/01/2011 7:32:01 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: girlangler

Try to find a Macallan single malt in your price range.


41 posted on 12/01/2011 7:32:10 PM PST by TChad
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To: girlangler

You want to get him The Glenrothes! Absolutely the best there is! At any rate, whatever you get him make sure it’s single malt, not that blended swill!


42 posted on 12/01/2011 7:32:10 PM PST by 46defence
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To: girlangler

Genlivet 18 years old.


43 posted on 12/01/2011 7:33:08 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: biggredd1

When I drank scotch I developed a pronounced preference for single malt over blends before I even realized single malt was supposed to be superior.

Dewars tasted almost sour to me, and practically all blends were harsh. The only blend I could really tolerate well enough to enjoy was Dimple (Pinch), which was smooth and mild.

Glenmorangie was my “normal” choice, with any number of others reserved for special occasions. Never was much of one for the really peaty “boutique” scotch. Laphroaig was almost undrinkable to me despite having such a glowing reputation.


44 posted on 12/01/2011 7:33:13 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: girlangler

2 things:

1) Some sort of single malt, properly aged bottle will be much appreciated.

2) Where else are you going to find a web site like FreeRepublic.com where you’ll see 800+ post NASCAR threads but also solid discussions on the best Scotch to give an old friend?


45 posted on 12/01/2011 7:34:24 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: girlangler

A very good friend of mine liked Drambuie.

It is a unique Scotch whiskey.

I never drank it, but I did like JB and Haig & Haig (when I was younger and drank).


46 posted on 12/01/2011 7:35:00 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: girlangler

Just ask him what his favorite flavor of scotch is.


47 posted on 12/01/2011 7:35:29 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: razorback-bert

oops.

Glenlivet.

For blended nothing better than Famous Grouse.


48 posted on 12/01/2011 7:36:28 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
night train express and Thunderbird  wine alcohol

First all, to really know Night Train Express Alcohol is to listen to the insightful lyrics of Axl Rose of Guns and Roses about this legendary street wine.

49 posted on 12/01/2011 7:37:35 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: girlangler

Oban


50 posted on 12/01/2011 7:38:29 PM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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