Thanks for all the suggestions. I talked to my uncle (who knows as much about spirits as I do) and he says my dad told him Glenfiddich 18 is one of his favorites. Since it's available here, and it's well within my budget, I think I'll get him a couple bottles of that. Thanks again for the suggestions
Originally Posted by David_T
This may seem like really stupid advice, but for whatever it's worth...
Why not get him a bottle of the one that you know he likes?
If I were in his place, I would consider it a very thoughtful gift. I would much rather receive one my favorite malts than one I might or might not like as well, and that if I did, might or might not be readily and inexpensively available as a repeat purchase.
I thought about that, but I checked his liquor cabinet and he has 2 1/2 bottles of Glenlivet 12. Turns out he found a pretty good deal so he stocked up. I'd rather not get him some more.