Best bottle of whiskey for around $50?

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  1. esetter

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    Amen! Blanton's FTW!
     
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    It's gotten to be $65-$70 around here when you can find it, but Stranahan's is about as smooth as any whiskey I've tasted.

    On the cheap side, Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost is surprisingly good for a white whiskey (aged in uncharred barrels) for about $25.
     
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    Colonel Blanton would agree. Direct from Warehouse H at Buffalo Trace. Great tour, by the way. IMG_20171211_214939.jpg
     
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    Johnny Walker Black is my favorite SCOTCH whiskey.
     
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    How many shots before posting do you recommend?
     
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    zombie thread!!

    I think the holiday season has come and gone. I also think the guy was looking for a bourbon in the first place....
     
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    I used to love Scotch. Now I prefer Rye by a long shot. So I doubt this one (which is fine but nothing spectacular, by Scotch standards) will cause me to pour out my favorite rye whiskeys. Cheers though.
     
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    Highland Park Malts would have been something different and compared to more famous brands at least equally as good … ask a Scotsman/scotch drinker for confirmation :)
     
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    Glenlivet - best Scotch IMO.
     
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    Yes, they are good-although the peaty/iodine notes aren't to everyone's taste.
     
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    Too sad that this is not a scotch thread accompanied by a parallel bourbon thread.
    They are too different.
    The scotch i prefer is:Teachers, tastes almost like a single malt for me.

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    I've never seen anyone turn their nose up at Crown Royal.
    I drank Jim Beam on occasion too.
    Now that I'm a member of "The Type II Club" I no longer imbibe.
    I want to keep my feet.:D
     
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    Single malt scotch - Highland Park Magnus, under $50. :D
     
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    The Knot is really nice.

    Aborlour is among my favourites in that range.
     
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    +1 for Ardbeg. By far my favourite Islay whiskey
     
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    I can't like this enough. Bulleit Rye is amazing. High West is good to, just not up to Bulleit.

    Currently working my way thru a bottle of Woodford Reserve that Miz Diane's group special ordered as a "Single Cask" bottling. Very smooth, not as sweet (to me) as other bourbons. Tasty and under $50.
     
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