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Old 07-02-2004, 06:08 AM
Bill Boei
 
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Default Help please. Single Malt Whiskey recommendations?

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"John Doe" wrote:

Hello. I'm looking into buying a bottle of single malt whiskey for my
professor before leaving grad school.

However, being a teetotaler myself, I'm at a loss as to what to purchase.
I'm fishing for some suggestions as to what to buy and where. I am
willing to spend $100-$150 on a bottle.

Should I purchase a single bottle or several different brands for
comparison? All I know is that he likes single malt whiskey and that he
doesn't spend over $20 for a bottle of wine (says he can't taste the
difference). But, wine and whiskey are probably different.

Any suggestions would be truly appreciated. Thanks!


I'd go for one good quality bottle. If he's a single malt drinker, he
has probably done his own sampling.

The trick is to find out what his taste in malts is. There are such
great differences between regions and individual distilleries' products
that if you buy blind, you could end up giving even a dedicated malt
drinker something he loathes.

So call his spouse or ask his colleagues or engage him in conversation
and find out what he normally drinks -- both in terms of region
(Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Islay) and the names (and ages, if
available) of one or two individual malts. Given that information,
you'll find superb advice here as to a premium bottle in your price
range to warm the cockles of his professorial heart.

If you provide the name of your city or area, chances are good someone
will even suggest the most likely stores in which to find the
recommended choices.

cheers.

bill

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Old 07-02-2004, 04:48 PM
Douglas W. Hoyt
 
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Default Help please. Single Malt Whiskey recommendations?

Hello. I'm looking into buying a bottle of single malt whiskey for my
professor before leaving grad school.

I would get a bottle of Aberlour A'Bunadh. If it turns out your professor
is a cognac drinker, then your professor will still love the A'Bunadh. And
in any case, the A'Bunadh is as impressive LOOKING as it is in top quality
and sheer silky pleasure to taste. Plus, you can get it under $50 some
places. You can't go wrong with it.




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