Scotch virgin looking for a great Christmas present

The subject should give some hint that I am not really into scotch. I know very little about it but I've been learning. You see, my father loves scotch. And for Christmas I want to give him something really nice. I mean, really, REALLY nice.
After reading this and other newsgroups for the past month I now know some names but still have a vague idea on what is considered top-notch scotch.
The names I've researched around have been Aberlour, Oban, Macallan, Edradour, Glenmorangie, Laphroaig, Talisker, Glenlivet and Highland.
From what I've learned, Highland seems to be a popular favorite. And I read a posting that anything starting with "Glen" is a good start.
But I'm looking for REALLY good scotch. In fact, I'm willing to pay between $200-$400.
I've looked around the internet, saw some items and wanted to know if I'm heading in the right direction or if I'm wasting my time/money. I realize that there's probably better prices out there but I can find those later. Right now, it's all about the scotch. Some of the links below are an idea of where I'm headed.
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Much appreciation! --Matt
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Matthew Sims
> The subject should give some hint that I am not really into scotch. I > know very little about it but I've been learning. You see, my father > loves scotch. And for Christmas I want to give him something really > nice. I mean, really, REALLY nice. > Hello, Matt. I think you will get better answers if you can tell us what's in your father's liquor cabinet now. Blends? Single malts? If malts, which ones? If you also tell us where you live, chances are someone here will be able to recommend a store with a suitably exotic malt selection. bill > After reading this and other newsgroups for the past month I now know > some names but still have a vague idea on what is considered top-notch > scotch. > > The names I've researched around have been Aberlour, Oban, Macallan, > Edradour, Glenmorangie, Laphroaig, Talisker, Glenlivet and Highland. > > From what I've learned, Highland seems to be a popular favorite. And I > read a posting that anything starting with "Glen" is a good start. > > But I'm looking for REALLY good scotch. In fact, I'm willing to pay > between $200-$400. > > I've looked around the internet, saw some items and wanted to know if > I'm heading in the right direction or if I'm wasting my time/money. I > realize that there's probably better prices out there but I can find > those later. Right now, it's all about the scotch. Some of the links > below are an idea of where I'm headed. > >
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/?B27515F76 > > Much appreciation! > --Matt
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Bill Boei
> I've looked around the internet, saw some items and wanted to know if > I'm heading in the right direction or if I'm wasting my time/money. I > realize that there's probably better prices out there but I can find > those later. Right now, it's all about the scotch. Some of the links > below are an idea of where I'm headed. > >
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> WAY overpriced! Available at D&M for $65. >
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Again, overpriced. $240 is more reasonable. > >
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/?B27515F76 > These prices for older Mac's are more reasonable, but you might shop a little more...try these online shops. I would also recommend looking for an older Springbank, lovely stuff if you can find and afford it.
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You're welcome. Make sure he pours you a dram, you just might develop a taste for it yourself...
feroce
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feroce
> > > The subject should give some hint that I am not really into scotch. I > > know very little about it but I've been learning. You see, my father > > loves scotch. And for Christmas I want to give him something really > > nice. I mean, really, REALLY nice. > > > > Hello, Matt. > > I think you will get better answers if you can tell us what's in your > father's liquor cabinet now. Blends? Single malts? If malts, which ones? > > If you also tell us where you live, chances are someone here will be > able to recommend a store with a suitably exotic malt selection. > > bill >
He's definately into single malts. As for which malts, I don't know. Though he's going to a scotch tasting gathering in a couple weeks so I'll be sure to quiz him on his thoughts.
I also live in San Francisco. Hell, it didn't occur to me that I may be surrounded by stores in the Bay Area.
--Matt
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Matthew Sims
> > > I've looked around the internet, saw some items and wanted to know if > > I'm heading in the right direction or if I'm wasting my time/money. I > > realize that there's probably better prices out there but I can find > > those later. Right now, it's all about the scotch. Some of the links > > below are an idea of where I'm headed. > > > >
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Much thanks!
--Matt
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Matthew Sims
>I also live in San Francisco. Hell, it didn't occur to me that I may >be surrounded by stores in the Bay Area.
D&M has an excellent selection and good prices.
The Whisky Shop at 76 Geary is worth a visit.
The Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf has a _huge_ selection, (including many private bottlings I've never found anywhere else in the US except Par Ave and Sam's), and offers tastings of many, but demands premium prices. They do offer expert advice.
You should be able top find dozens of appropriate selections at these three places.
-- Larry
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pltrgyst
> > >I also live in San Francisco. Hell, it didn't occur to me that I may > >be surrounded by stores in the Bay Area. > > D&M has an excellent selection and good prices. > > The Whisky Shop at 76 Geary is worth a visit. > > The Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf has a _huge_ selection, (including > many private bottlings I've never found anywhere else in the US except > Par Ave and Sam's), and offers tastings of many, but demands premium > prices. They do offer expert advice. > > You should be able top find dozens of appropriate selections at these > three places. > > -- Larry
Beautiful! I'll be sure to check out these places.
Damn, this newsgroup has been a super help. Thanks to everyone who responded.
--Matt
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Matthew Sims
>You might also include the following sites: > >Great prices:
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Except that he's in SF, not LA or Chitown. 8;)
-- Larry
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pltrgyst
If you want to go all out, glenfiddich has some 1937 vintage for sale on their website, only 10000 pounds > The subject should give some hint that I am not really into scotch. I > know very little about it but I've been learning. You see, my father > loves scotch. And for Christmas I want to give him something really > nice. I mean, really, REALLY nice. > > After reading this and other newsgroups for the past month I now know > some names but still have a vague idea on what is considered top-notch > scotch. > > The names I've researched around have been Aberlour, Oban, Macallan, > Edradour, Glenmorangie, Laphroaig, Talisker, Glenlivet and Highland. > > From what I've learned, Highland seems to be a popular favorite. And I > read a posting that anything starting with "Glen" is a good start. > > But I'm looking for REALLY good scotch. In fact, I'm willing to pay > between $200-$400. > > I've looked around the internet, saw some items and wanted to know if > I'm heading in the right direction or if I'm wasting my time/money. I > realize that there's probably better prices out there but I can find > those later. Right now, it's all about the scotch. Some of the links > below are an idea of where I'm headed. > >
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Steve
So I went to The Cannery here in San Francisco. I've been there before but it never occurred to me to stop by.
The staff was very helpful and I even got to sample a few tastes.
In the end, I bought two bottles.
I was told my father enjoyed sampling an Arran not too long ago. So I bought The Arran Malt, single malt, Single Island.
But since I wanted to get him somthing really nice, I also picked up a 30 yr., single malt Laphroaig.
Hope I did good.
Thanks for all the help.
--Matt
About The Cannery: Really cool store with lots of exotic spirits. I sampled a Vodka made from chardonnay grapes. I even picked up 4 Grappas of single servings: Grappa Marolo made from Barolo grapes, Grappa Marolo made with camomile, Grappa Marolo made with Brunello di Montalcino grapes and Grappa made from zinfandel grapes.
They ship as well. www.cannerywine.com
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Matthew Sims
Believe me, with the 30 year Laphroaig you've gone a bit beyond good. That really is a fantastic dram, one of the very best in my book. :Juste "Matthew Sims" skrev i melding news:1e963607.0311241732.4e84d39b@posting.google.com... > So I went to The Cannery here in San Francisco. I've been there before > but it never occurred to me to stop by. > > The staff was very helpful and I even got to sample a few tastes. > > In the end, I bought two bottles. > > I was told my father enjoyed sampling an Arran not too long ago. So I > bought The Arran Malt, single malt, Single Island. > > But since I wanted to get him somthing really nice, I also picked up a > 30 yr., single malt Laphroaig. > > Hope I did good. > > Thanks for all the help. > > --Matt > > About The Cannery: > Really cool store with lots of exotic spirits. I sampled a Vodka made > from chardonnay grapes. I even picked up 4 Grappas of single > servings: Grappa Marolo made from Barolo grapes, Grappa Marolo made > with camomile, Grappa Marolo made with Brunello di Montalcino grapes > and Grappa made from zinfandel grapes. > > They ship as well. > www.cannerywine.com
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Juste
In article , matt@killermookie.org says... > [snip] > >I was told my father enjoyed sampling an Arran not too long ago. So I >bought The Arran Malt, single malt, Single Island. > There was a poster on the group a year ago who had worked for Arran for some time, as I remember. Kim would be pleased. There are several start-up distillery projects out there, but this is one that is up and running and producing whiskies. And it seems Arran is gaining it's reputation step-by-step. There was some nice talk about the sherried version not too long ago, and the Malt Advocate had some nice things to say about the Arran Single Island Malt (unchill-filtered 46%ABV) in the last issue. It was rated at 80, which isn't that high for the MA which typically skews to higher ratings than say, MJ, but there are a lot of well respected, desirable whiskies that the MA rates in the 80 to 85 range. I haven't explored Arran yet. I wanted to wait till after the first bottlings. It's about time I tried one. > >But since I wanted to get him somthing really nice, I also picked up a >30 yr., single malt Laphroaig. > Wow! That should get his attention. This was also reviewed in the Malt Advocate a year ago or two, but I only have the last issue in my office. As I remember it was said that it is both and excellent whisky and a rare one as well, from a limited bottling. > >Hope I did good. >
I think you did your father proud.
Bart
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Bart

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