Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
So, I was out before Christmas to find a bottle of scotch with everyones
recommendations from this thread in hand and I called my BIL to ask where
the liqour store was in this area. He works for a distributor and grew up
in the area in which I was shopping and I thought he would know.
He couldn't remember but asked me what I was after. I said scotch for my
FIL. He asked what kind. I said, well, he drinks Glenlivet but I was
looking for maybe a sampler or something new for him to try. He says,
"I'll stop by my office and see what I can find". When I saw him that
night he handed me a bottle of Lagavulin 16yr old. I guess I won't need to
stop by the store myself!
You might be wondering why I didn't ask him in the first place. Well,
because I feel like a mooch! Everytime I ask him about liquour he gets me
a bottle of something! Not a bad problem to have really, but I don't want
it to appear as if I am mooching all the time, he is my BIL. So, I let him
volunteer something, he always has a case of something in his car. I have
some nice Vodka and rum and a few other things.
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was passing it onto my
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That stuff will put hair
on your chest.