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Old 08-17-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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I'm not a Scotch drinker but have a close friend who is. This person has done something above and beyond for my DW and I. I would like to get him a nice, good bottle of Scotch to say thanks. I am looking in the 150.00 to 200.00 range. Is there any Scotch connoisseurs that could give me a good recommendation?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Find out his favorite brand and just buy $150-$200 worth of that Scotch.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Surprisingly, it can be googled:

A good scotch for a Christmas present.? - Yahoo! Answers

Help! Non-Drinker Needs to Buy Good Scotch! - Spirits - Chowhound
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm not a Scotch drinker but have a close friend who is. This person has done something above and beyond for my DW and I. I would like to get him a nice, good bottle of Scotch to say thanks. I am looking in the 150.00 to 200.00 range. Is there any Scotch connoisseurs that could give me a good recommendation?
Thanks in advance!

Actually I would not buy that price range bottle, the selection over here for that sort of quality is very limited.

What I would do is buy a couple of cask strength bottles, they usually run around $60-70 each.

I find the stores in SC have a better selection.

If you should me a DM I can quite happily give some recommendations.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Actually I would not buy that price range bottle, the selection over here for that sort of quality is very limited.

What I would do is buy a couple of cask strength bottles, they usually run around $60-70 each.

I find the stores in SC have a better selection.

If you should me a DM I can quite happily give some recommendations.
That's what I learned from Googling too.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Scotches are so different based on region, though. I like the Speyside region as most of them tend to be sweeter and not so "peaty".

My personal suggestion would be the 16 year old Aberlour, but I have no idea what your friend prefers.

Frugal McDoogal's seems to have a pretty decent selection. Even a bottle or two of Japanese Scotch!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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There is no such thing as Japanese Scotch! If it's not made in Scotland, it's Whiskey.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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There is no such thing as Japanese Scotch! If it's not made in Scotland, it's Whiskey.
Sorry, and agreed. It *is* commonly referred to as Scotch, however - just Google "Japanese Scotch". However, you're right, if it isn't made in Scotland, it isn't Scotch Whisky.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Glengoyne if you can find it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Frugal McDoogal's seems to have a pretty decent selection.
Agreed that you can find a better selection at Frugal's than at most other places in the area. There are a number of on-line stores where you can have a bottle shipped to you (if you do find something kind of unique and can't find it in the store).
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