How do I get a single malt scotch to someone in Toronto?
May 7, 2008 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Giftfilter: In Los Angeles, need to get a single malt scotch for someone in Toronto.

I want to send a friend a gift of a single malt scotch for his birthday. He lives in Toronto, I live in LA and I want to get it to him as soon as possible. I have no idea how to do this. Secondly, I have no idea what the price ranges are for single malt scotches. I want something nice, but can't break the bank. Help me hive mind.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth to Food & Drink (7 answers total)
Call the LCBO. They do deliver but there is a surcharge. Alternatively. is also good, but I think they only give windows for delivery times.

You're looking at $50 minimum, probably more like $70-$100 for something decent but not insane.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:54 PM on May 7, 2008

I find the Balvenie Doublewood ($59.45, LCBO#387316) a very decent single malt scotch which isn't too expensive. It's not high-end whisky, but it's good value for your money and very safe flavour-wise (i.e., not too peaty..some people find that off-putting). Dalwhinnie 15 year ($68.95, LCBO #238097) is another option.
posted by ltdan at 5:14 PM on May 7, 2008

I good bottle of Macallan (10-12 years) will likely be around $60-$90 CDN. It doesn't seem to me that any of the LCBO stores in Toronto offer delivery, unless I'm mistaken and/or their website is not functioning properly. I think you might have an easier go of it just sending an LCBO gift card.
posted by SassHat at 6:38 PM on May 7, 2008

Glenlivet (12 year old) is the standard crowd-pleaser (40-45$), very good but not ridiculously high-quality. Something smokier, more sophisticated - go for Cao Isle or Laugavulin 12 year (may have misspelled). A Macallan 18 is pricier, but a step up.

My scotch-loving friend J. who does not stand behind any of these spellings.
posted by prefpara at 6:43 PM on May 7, 2008

I am a big fan of Oban, but second SassHat's recommendation of the Macallan. The Macallan 18 is especially nice.
posted by charlesv at 8:09 PM on May 7, 2008


Caol Ila and Lagavulin
(But I'd not buy an Islay whisky unless I knew the recipient favored them...they're so different, and so aggressive, that may whisky drinkers despise them...if you do go Islay, though, my pick under $100 is the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, which is an amazing deal).
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:31 PM on May 7, 2008

Oban's the shizzle.
posted by dobbs at 7:07 PM on May 8, 2008

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