Jan 16, 2015

An Beginner's Guide to [Affordable] Single Malt Scotch

created at: 01/11/2015

When it comes to something as potentially elitist as single malt scotch, it never hurts to hear what the experts have to say.   

J. Travis Smith and the team at Gear Patrol recently asked the opinions of a variety of scotch experts from the owner of the Flatiron Room (and its whiskey school) to an author with ten published books on scotch to the spirits expert and editor of Distiller. The experts guide you through a variety of unique (and relatively affordable) scotches while also answering basic questions about flavor and what you ought to look for in a good single malt. 

Enjoy the full article here.


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Chris on Jan 16, 2015:

I've said this before on ManMade, but I think the Highland Park 12 is the best value under $50. The Glenmorangie 10 and Glenfarclas 12 are also great, affordable bottles.

If you're looking to make a Scotch cocktail or something like a hot toddy (or for friends who insist on ice), the Auchentoshan American Oak is closer to $30 most places, and much more enjoyable than similarly priced blends.

Good find, Justin. Adding some of these to my list.