I am admittedly a neophyte when it comes to purchasing whisky but a friend of
mine drinks it regularly. I have only seen him drink Crown Royale but I was
thinking of giving him something reasonably priced but different than the
Can anyone provide suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
This group deals mainly with single malt Scotch whisky, and Crown Royal
is a Canadian blended whisky. I wouldn't want to recommend a single malt
for someone who drinks only one brand of Canadian; it might not be his
cup of tea.
There are some very interesting Canadians that are not terribly
expensive, however. I don't know where you are, so don't know what kind
of selection is available to you. But my first choice, if you can find
it, is a Canadian called Lot No. 40. It's a lovely complex drink but
with enough "rye" elements that it won't be a completely foreign taste.
Other very nice and out of the ordinary Canadians are Forty Creek Barrel
Select and Forty Creek Three Grain; Century Reserve 21 year old, a
little more expensive but quite exquisite, and the 15 and 13-year olds
are not bad either; Pike Creek; Gooderham & Worts.
There are others but that's a good start.
If you're in Canada, you should have no problem finding most of those.
If you're in the U.S. it might be another story. But there are some
American rye whiskies that others in this group have written about and
may again if they're still lurking out there that might be worth
Finally, if you're in the U.S. and there's a dusty corner in your
neighbourhood liquor store that has a bottle of Bush Pilot's Private
Reserve in it, grab it, fast. It's a long-out-of-production Canadian
whisky that was sold only in the U.S., and it's a beauty, eh?
"Bill Van" skrev i melding
That might very well be true. A single malt scotch will generally be
more intense in flavour than a blend. But then again, they are usually
so much better! And it's allways possible to drink it with water or (God
forbid!) ice. So if you want to take a chance and go for it, here are a
few that are not extreme in any way, not among the most expensive, and
at the same time are considered good choices by most, I believe:
Cragganmore 12 years old
Dalwhinnie 15 yo
Highland Park 12 yo
The Glenlivet 12 yo
Glenmorangie 10 yo
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 yo