Originally Posted by nescio
I agree with Kenneth, the Tamdhu 10 is a great simple malt. Possibly the best bang for your buck dram in the US (it is not available in the EU, where their NAS doesn't seem to be appreciated as well as the 10 here). If you happen to live in California, Trader Joe's is a good place to pick up the wonderfull Balvenie Doublewood or Laphroaig 10 (both less than $35). They just added the Glen Moray 12 for $19.99. This is a serious contender for the best bang for your buck dram in the US. If you live in the UK or EU and want a good mature dram, you should check out the Bladnoch Forum bottlings. They have great bottlings of 20-30 year old whiskies in the GBP 50 range.
nescio - send me an email when you get a chance - joanne (at) ccin.com