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Old 18th April 2015, 14:18
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Need honest opinions on Single Malt Scotches under $100 (Preferably from Scots)

If you recall the dialog from the movie, "My cousin Vinnie," the guy says, "No self respecting southern would eat ready made grits." There is something to be said about his statement. It is emphatic and pretty much gives away the sentiment from a southern (USA) point of view.

Now relate this to the Single Malts. Can a statement be made, "No self respecting Scot would drink Glenmorangie," or whatever. You see, my friends and I are having this perpetual debate over various Scotches, available here in the U.S. and under $100. One of us made the comment that Macallan is over rated. Yet, others think that Macallan sets the bar as high as it can be in that price range. No pun intended.

My local liquor store carries a fairly good selection. I notice the following as being bought on a regular basis using a total non-scientific observation:

Glenfiddich
Glenmorangie
Glenlivet
Highland Park
Macallan
Cragganmore
Balvenie
Cragganmore
Springbank
Lagavulin
Ardbeg
Laphroaig

So my Scottish friends, please help me out here with your expert opinion on this topic and tell me how you truly feel about these brands. Make BOLD statements.

Thank you.
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Old 18th April 2015, 14:59
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My husband is the malt whisky drinker in our house. I raise it as a toast only on Burns' Night, St Andrew's Day and Hogmanay.

Malts we always keep in the house are

Highland Park
Bowmore
The Glenlivet

Others come and go....
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Old 19th April 2015, 15:05
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My husband is the malt whisky drinker in our house. I raise it as a toast only on Burns' Night, St Andrew's Day and Hogmanay.
Malts we always keep in the house are
Others come and go....
Thanks for the input. What does your husband think about Macallan? Is it in the come and go category?

Thanks again.
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Old 19th April 2015, 15:39
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I think the only time we have it in the house is when it's been a gift
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Old 19th April 2015, 16:38
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I know nothing of the subtleties of whisky tasting but having tried Macallan, Glenmorangie, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Balvenie whiskies the Macallan certainly wouldn't be my first choice. The Glenfiddich is often on offer in shops here and is probably the one I tend to buy as it always goes down well and to my mind represents good value. To be fair though I wouldn't be averse to drinking any of the above
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Favourite Malts in our house are:

Highland Park
Glen Ord(Singleton)
and
Talisker

Macallan is one of the milder malts as is Glen Grant, if you want a throat burner I found that Glenlivet did just that !
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My Dad likes Glenfiddich. I prefer a nice Chennin Blanc!
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