Originally Posted by jwise
Famous Grouse, or "The Bird", as my friends call it, is a very pleasant blended whisky. When I want whisky, but I'm not at a good whisky bar, I ask for this.
Glenlivet 12 is a decent beginner's whisky, offering a smoother expression of what you will find in a decent blend.
Aberlour 12 would be my recommendation for a quality single malt at a good price. Look for it.
Taking notes here, but I have to say that with only half a year of interest in whisky, I gave away the bottle of Glenlivet 12 I bought since it simply tasted like whisky and not the kind of thing that I wanted to drink anymore of.
I'll be keeping my eye out for Famous Grouse when in places that don't have anything special to offer.
Originally Posted by oscarswanson
...your tastes will also change in time as there are just so many different styles out there.
This is one thing that concerns me, and while there is only one exception that I can think of at $300, everything else I like is under $100, and only a few are anywhere close to that price.
I look forward to finding enjoyment with some of the older bottlings someday, but for now am happy that my preference lies at right around the 8-12 year mark.