I need to buy my brother a very good bottle of scotch. The last very good bottle of scotch I bought him was Highland Park 12 year. He liked that. But he has done me a series of nice, nice favors for which I would like to top said Highland Park.
He also likes Laphroaig. Really, he just likes scotch and whiskey.
Suggestions, please, $200 and under.
posted by oflinkey
on Jul 10, 2013 -
Why are scotch whiskeys so often preceded by "the"? But vodka or ouzo (or whatever) is not. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Oct 4, 2012 -
Why is Scotch whisky called that, instead of "Scottish whisky"? And how did Scotch, which is (or should be) used as a versatile adjective, become short for the whisky itself? I'd think that'd be similar to calling Tennessee whiskey simply "Tennessee." Just curious. Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird
on Dec 30, 2011 -
I want to buy a nice bottle of scotch for a birthday gift. I am not a drinker and know nothing about this. Educate me, please! :) [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Dec 7, 2010 -
My friend is turning 30, and I want to get him a really special bottle of single-malt Scotch. I would appreciate your help with a recommendation. I have a few ideas inside. [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Sep 24, 2010 -
I'd like to know more about the Scotch that's are sitting on my desk right now. Beyond "oh this is peaty!" I'm interested in background information and historical yarns. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Jul 27, 2010 -
I am helping my friends open a bar and we are trying to figure out the math behind what to charge for drinks. Is there some sort of formula we should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by butterball
on Apr 19, 2010 -
Is there an easy way to determine the value of a very old bottle of Scotch Whiskey? It has been in the cellar here since I was a young boy. No idea exactly how old it is. It has got to be at least 30 years old. Teachers Highland Cream.
posted by kapu
on Feb 26, 2010 -
I like really peaty scotches. Basically, every scotch I try I think, "well, it's OK, but I'd rather have a Laphroaig." What else should I be trying? [more inside]
posted by bonecrusher
on Feb 17, 2010 -
ScotchFilter: please ID this half-remembered single-malt whisky! What Scotch would have been available in metro Detroit around 2001 with an amazingly smooth palate and a long, campfire-like finish? [more inside]
posted by paulg
on Sep 26, 2009 -
I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks. [more inside]
posted by nat
on Jul 8, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a liquor store in Manhattan that carries a good selection of single malt scotches? [more inside]
posted by cleverevans
on Dec 8, 2008 -
I'm getting married in September and I want to get my guy a nice bottle of scotch as a wedding gift. [more inside]
posted by sutel
on Jun 24, 2007 -
I'm having a whiskey party tonight. There will be a mix of scotches, bourbons, and other whiskeys, single-malt and blended. It will not be a dinner party but I'd like to provide some hors d'oeuvres and possibly desserts. I've heard sushi is good with whiskey so I thought lox might work, and this Honey and Whiskey ice cream
looks good, but does anyone have any other ideas?
posted by schroedinger
on Jun 15, 2007 -
My dad drinks scotch and I've gotten him some single malt ones, which I prefer, and he didn't like them too much. I am looking to get him a great high-end scotch. He likes johnny walkers so I've gotten him a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue once and he liked that a lot. So I am hoping to get him something else that's similarly high quality. I am hoping to spend perhaps $75-$500 or so. Don't know much about scotch, esp. blended, so your suggestions would be appreciated.
posted by icollectpurses
on Jun 14, 2007 -
What do I call this drink? I'm a pretty regular scotch and soda drinker, but was recently introduced to a new libation. My buddy ordered a scotch, ginger ale and bitters. It's good, but what is it called? [more inside]
posted by Telf
on Apr 26, 2007 -
I'm helping host a single malt whisky tasting party, potluck style. How do I ensure a wide range of choices brought from participants? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool
on Dec 7, 2006 -
Where should I go looking for a good bottle of single malt scotch, in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t
on Oct 25, 2006 -
What's a decent, inexpensive and readily available single malt or good blend for a brand-new scotch drinker whose current dram of choice is a good dark sipping rum? [more inside]
posted by mendel
on Dec 5, 2005 -
Scotch: It's coming up on my beloved stepfather's 50th birthday, and he's recently developed an interest in Scotch. I'd like to get him a bottle of something good that he might not pick up himself. We sat at a bar over the holidays and I quizzed him on the bottles on display and would estimate he's tried most of the commonly found brands (or at least most of the ones I've heard of). I'd like to spend in the neighborhood of $50, but could be talked into being slightly more extravagant if it seemed really worth it. Any recommendations?
posted by jennyb
on Jan 14, 2004 -