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.
Originally Posted by wallagm
Guys, in all fairness, nobody knows this gentleman's palate other than himself. That said, can we really make recommendations on anything other than the facts we already know? If the guy likes Glenlivet 12, get him a few bottles of that. Anything more would be a guess! Better yet, why not spend some quality time with dad and take a trip to the liquor store together?
I don't want to step on any toes here, because I value your opinions, but we are only speaking based on what we like. If we all had the same tastes in whisky, a lot of distillers would be closed! Viva Variety!
I really liked both these posts and understood your perspective.
When David made his post I thought it was spot on, but the mention of personal favorites always creeps in since as favorites, we all have a hard time imagining others not liking that which we like so well.
Good that he found out that the Glenlivet 18 was one of his favorites.
Now for a glass of Cask 16...