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Old 01-05-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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I've always wanted to drink a $100 (or more) bottle of scotch. What's a good beverage of choice?
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Cost alone doesn't guarantee you'll like the whisky. What types of Scotch whisky do you prefer?
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Questions:

Are we talking about single-malt scotch?

Second, do you like Scotch? Are you familiar with the types & brands?

Assuming yes, do you prefer the Highlands et al, or the Islay?

Lots of details we need to narrow down to answer your question properly.

I like the Glenmorangie core products (not their regular 12 yr old stuff), like the Lasanta, Nectar, etc. They run $75-$100, and are some of the best values around.

If you want a really good, but not crazy expensive scotch, try a nice Dalmore. I love the King Alexander III.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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JW Blue label or Macallan 18. Go to a bar where you can get a flight of several, and see what you like.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've always wanted to drink a $100 (or more) bottle of scotch. What's a good beverage of choice?
I am not sure any scotch is worth $100 a bottle but then I am not a scotch drinker. Hubby is, he has started drinking only single malt but not $100 a bottle. Our grandson in law might drink some that is close to yor price.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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JW Blue label or Macallan 18. Go to a bar where you can get a flight of several, and see what you like.
This is a *great* idea. Another similar idea, if you live in/near a big city, find the top liquor dealer, and inquire about Scotch tastings. For example, I know Spec's (in Houston) and Binny's (Chicago) will often have invite only tastings of really nice Scotchs. Ask and you'll get an invite


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I am not sure any scotch is worth $100 a bottle but then I am not a scotch drinker.
You answered your own question. You don't drink it, so it's not worth $100 to you. To us Scotch drinkers, a really good Scotch is worth what we pay. And that's often +$100.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Since I’ve pretty much stopped routine drinking, if I am in the mood, it is for a really high end scotch. I dont mind spending the money when a bottle will last a long time. I’m very content with JW Black, which is affordable, if it lasts a long time.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Suggestion: get yourself to Scotland for a vacation and take the whisky trail tour. You get samples at the distilleries and can buy a bottle of the one you like to bring home with you. A bottle that would be $100 in the USA is a lot cheaper if you go to the factory and pick it up.

If you don't have a designated driver, there are tour buses, but if you have your own driver, you can go to the small distilleries that the big bus tours can't fit into.

(You know, as long as we are talking bucket list stuff)
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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OP @bagster never returned to thread... hard to get feedback without a response.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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FTR, I had the very opposite experience in a variety of ta sting rooms in Scotland. They often had only very costly distillings for purchase, collector's type stuff. It was very different than visiting beer breweries in the states, in terms of sampling (and beer breweries there, if the experience at the Black Isle Brewery there was indicative). Flights weren't even a thing at the distilleries I went to there (though they were at some restaurants and taverns). Overall, lots of whiskies for purchase at distilleries were actually more costly there than purchasing at home in the states. So we really only got ones that we couldn't as easily get at home.
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