View Full Version : Good Starter Bottle
03-18-2010, 07:12 AM
I really want to get into single malts. As of now the only whiskeys I've had are bourbons, and blended scotches. I've done a lot of research about all the different types of scotch from different regions. But I need a suggestion for a good starter bottle that won't break the bank. I've had the glenfiddich and glenlivit that you can buy in any liquor store. I don't want that, I want a scotch drinkers old stand by that I can start my single malt journey on. By cheap I mean I would really like the bottle to be under $50. Please anyone throw suggestions out at me... I know there's a lot of threads like this out there, so sorry to start another one.
03-18-2010, 05:53 PM
There are many directions to go form here. Below is a list of whiskies I have either had or heard are great all under $50.
Aberlour Double Cask Sherry 16yo
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Balvenie Doublewood 12yo
Balvenie SB 15yo
Balvenie Signature 12yo
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15yo
Glenlivet French Oak Reserve 15yo
Glenmorangie The Original 43% 10yo
03-18-2010, 10:36 PM
It will all depend on your own taste, i love the taste of auchentoshan classic or the old select and glenmorangie 10 year old, these are nice n smooth, im not sure of the cost over there but they are both bottom end, if you fancy spending a little more then auchentoshan do a very nice 21 year old, and the glenmorangie 18 year old is a great dram...... whatever you choose just enjoy it.......:)
03-19-2010, 05:56 AM
I've actually been looking at a bottle of laphroaig 10 year. I've been wanting to try lagavulin for a long time, just don't want to pony up the money for a whole bottle, just to get it and hate it!
03-19-2010, 05:57 AM
btw...thanks for the list...its a great starting point.
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