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Recommended me an inexpensive scotch

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by t.huynh, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    As the title says.

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  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Glenmorangie 10 year.
     
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    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    You mean like this?
     
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    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    t.huynh, please define your price limit. $30/bottle? $50/bottle? This will help when providing recommendations.

    Peter
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I have been enjoying Aberlour 12 Single Malt.

    Also, Joey, the owner of this site has another site just like it dedicated to spirits, Northwest Libations
     
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  6. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    50 per bottle is the most I want to spend. Thanks for the suggestions so far.

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  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    For cheap Scotch blend Scoresbys is good but the Canadian brand MacNaughtons is a very smooth and tasty whiskey you should try (not Scotch, but really good)

    Aberlour is a nice Scotch but it's not cheap, it's a mid range priced Scotch. A step up from it at about the same price would be Cardhu but I haven't seen it for years. maybe with the elimination of the state run stores we can get more variety
     
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    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    What size bottle? 750 ML of Johnny Walker Black is doable, it is a very nice, smooth Scotch blend
     
  9. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Decided to try a small bottle of Johnnie Walker black. My first time trying a scotch do I figured I'd try a small bottle first. After I finish this one I might try the aberlour next.

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  10. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Just remember folks, if it's called Scotch, then it's typically single malt, and it's actually FROM Scotland. Anything else is either single grain, or some sort of blended whiskey from wherever.
     
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    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Johnnie Walker makes some good blends!
     
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    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Laphroaig Single Malt from the Isle of Islay. In the $35 - $45 price range. VERY SMOKY!!! Which is what I like!
     
  13. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    What about glenfiddich?

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    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I used to drink Glenfiddich, but now I prefer Glenlivet. I prefer the 18-year over the 12-year, but that will go out of your price range.

    Peter
     
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    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    When I did drink, I did not drink scotch!

    Every year, I would buy my Dad a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black (He all ways loved it) for hi birthday. A few years ago, My Wife talked me into getting him a bottle of Pinch, My Dad has a new favorite! I can't remember how much it cost, but I don't think it's over $50!
     
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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    In that price range, I'd go with Aberlour 10 or 12 or Balvenie DoubleWood 12.

    If you wanted something much more peaty, I'd go with an Ardbeg 10 (which is a little more than your price range).

    Glenfiddich isn't bad, but I prefer the others I mentioned. It's really a matter of personal taste, and to some degree, developing a taste for scotch. It's not for everyone.
     
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    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Thanks for all the responses guys. I might just have to go to a bar and try them all.

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  18. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I cant tell your location because of my phone but if you're in the Portland area come out to Oregon City and go to the Still House. I believe they have 400-500 types of Scotch and wiskey. Peolple their are very knowledgeable and very helpful.
     
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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you want a chance to really get a broad sampling of scotch, you should try to attend a Single Malt Society Extravaganza. These happen maybe once or twice per year at the Rainier Club up here in Seattle. All you can drink (sample) from every major distillery. Well over 100 scotches and a great all-you-can-eat buffet. Plus, you get to try stuff that you'll either never be able to afford or find again. A great way to find out what you like.
     
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    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I love single malt Scotch and am more than half Scottish but my advise is to sample everything and then pick yer poison