Best Single Malt Scotches Under $50

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Best Single Malt Scotches Under $50

Post by JAS1125 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:37 am

I've had the Glenlivet and although not on this list, the Glenfiddich

https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/bes ... -under-50/

Glenlivet 12 Year ($30 to 40) – BEST BUDGET OVERALL.
Laphroaig 10 Year ($48)
Tamdhu 10 Year ($42 to $55)
Auchentoshan Valinch ($50)
Ardbeg 10 Year ($51) – BEST PEAT SPLURGE.
Aberlour 12 Year ($45)
Bunnahabhain 8 Year Heavily Peated ($38)
Glen Scotia Double Cask ($44)


12 Scotches Under $50 That You Should Be Drinking

https://www.thrillist.com/vice/best-sco ... -laphroaig

Laphroaig 10 Year Old. Price: $50. ...
BenRiach 10 Year Old. ...
GlenDronach Peated. ...
Highland Park Magnus. ...
Kirkland Signature Highland 18 year old Sherry Cask Finish. ...
Glenfiddich 12 Year Old. ...
Mackinlay's Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. ...
Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Wine Cask.
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Re: Best Single Malt Scotches Under $50

Post by svaglic » Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:57 am

Laphroaig sucks. Tastes like moss and pond scum. I don’t see the puking emoji to use, but it is appropriate for Laphroaig.

I’ve had Glenlivet, Aberlour and Ardbeg. Ardbeg sucks like Laphroaig.
My guess is that when they used to make their own, they only had swamp water so they got used to the taste. Why they still want to carry on the pond scum tradition is beyond me.

In Hawaii, my neighbor and I couldn’t stand Ardbeg. We took a cheap scotch and mixed it 5 to 1 with Ardbeg. It calmed the scum taste down and had a nice Smokey flavor. We used to say we fixed it for them.

Best scotch blend is Pigs Nose, names that because it’s as smooth as a pigs nose. It’s priced nice and is better then a lot of single malts.

I haven’t been partaking in much drinking lately, but am looking forward to drinking some Old Pulteney on the 4th. I hear great things about it and was lucky enough to buy some old stock at an Indian liquor store near me. They didn’t realize what they had, they just thought it was some cheap old stock that no one wanted so they sold it cheap. I picked up all the 15 and 25yr bottles they had. Although I got them for about 50 a piece, the 25yr normally sells for over 500 a bottle. I’m saving those for a special occasion. Of course, at my age, getting out of bed in the morning and not falling in the shower is a special occasion.
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Re: Best Single Malt Scotches Under $50

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:27 pm

Of single malts, for me the Dalwhinnie 15 and Oban 14 rule. I don't exactly spend more than an equivalent of $30 per bottle, so...

Anyway, as for blended Scotch whiskies, here are my picks:
-The Famous Grouse
-The Famous Grouse Smoky Black
-Dewar's Caribbean
-Islay Mist
-Ballantine's 12 y.o. (not to be confused with the most basic Ballantine's)
-Dewar's White Label
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