I'm looking for a christmas gift for my good friend from high school. He married a girl and I met my wife/the love of my life, through he and his wife. We have a standing Thursday night "Man Night/Gentleman's Night" in which we indulge ourselves with 25 cent oysters and $10 pitchers of beer. Sometimes he treats himself to a jack on the rocks following our beer and oysters.
The question is... For Christmas, should I get him a 750 ml bottle of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel or should I get him something that will indulge his urge to experiment? When he comes over to my house he wows at the amount of diversity in my collection. Trust me, I've got maybe 45 open bottles, which is nothing compared to EVERYONE on this board. So, the dilemma remains... should I buy him what I would consider the nicest bottle of Jack off the shelf, in my price range, or should I buy him something that will push him outside of the box? Something that will push him outside of his comfort zone, but yet something that I feel will open his eyes to the magical world of bourbon.
I sit here on the couch sipping my OFBB 2007 asking for your input/help. What to buy a good friend for christmas? The budget is set at $60, which includes tax.