Best bottle of whiskey for around $50?

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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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I'll second a bottle of Blanton's. Smoothest bourbon I've ever had; I love it.
Colonel Blanton would agree. Direct from Warehouse H at Buffalo Trace. Great tour, by the way.
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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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This is proper whisky; none of your blended crap or *shudders*, bourbon:
https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/284/balvenie-12-year-old-doublewood
Once you have tasted a decent single malt, you'll pour the rest of your Johnnie Walker, Maker's Mark, Dimple (god help us), etc., down the crapper.

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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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 :)
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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Look, you've gotten a lot of good advice, but if you want something thats very high quality, a great gift, AND easy to please because you don't know his/her tastes then Ardbeg scotch. Go into a liquor store and tell them you are thinking about a bottle of Ardbeg as a gift and see what they say . . .
+1 for Ardbeg. By far my favourite Islay whiskey
 

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High West out of Utah makes nice stuff around that price range. A little more and you could pick up a blend Colonel E.H. Taylor.

Also can’t go wrong with Bulleit. A little cheaper, but you really can’t beat it. Their rye is fantastic.
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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