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08-08-2010, 12:52 AM
I am looking for a special gift for what I might term an"advanced beginner to intermediate" single malt drinker.
He has stated in the past that he likes the very smooth, vanilla/toffee richness of a Glenrothes, so I am assuming that's his preferred style.
I'm looking to spend around $250 USD but I'm not beyond spend $300-$400 USD if it is truly a "wow" level single malt that he'd be completely over-the-moon about.
08-09-2010, 07:13 AM
If he likes Glenrothes, I would attempt to hunt down a bottle of Glenrothes 1985. It's a Sherry Cask bottling. Very, very smooth. Pure butterscotch. I'm not a huge fan of what Glenrothes has been putting out recently, but this is one they did right. Should be about $120-$150ish
If you are unable to track down a bottle (and it'll be a tough one to find I imagine) you'll probably have to find a higher end Scotch/Wine shop, failing that, I personally, would contact the distillery or their rep to see where shipments of said bottles were sent to, and then sort out a way to get a bottle in your hands. But, that's just me, and I'm willing to do an awful lot for a good bottle of Scotch :rolleyes:
If you're looking for different brands with a similar theme of vanilla/toffee: Balvenie is always a sure bet. And for the amount you're willing to spend you can deffinately afford an older whisky which will make your friends' eye's pop when he opens it (Although I personally am a huge believer in 'older isn't always better')
Sorry for the lengthy reply. I'm sure others will have great input. Good Luck
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