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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    Good choices already mentioned but IMO the best gateways to Scotch for Bourbon drinkers are those matured in ex-bourbon casks. One of the best examples of that style is the Glenlivet Nadurra.

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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    Nadurra is a great suggestion for someone who's comfortable with barrel proof bourbons and wants a gateway. The Balvenie 15 year single barrel is a favorite of mine and really bridges the Atlantic divide.

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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Nadurra is a great suggestion for someone who's comfortable with barrel proof bourbons and wants a gateway.
    True about comfort with high proof. The lower proof alternative to the Nadurra would be, as squire suggested, the Glenlivet 15yo french oak reserve

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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    The standard Glenmorangie 10 is a good introduction to Scotch. It's hard to go wrong with Aberlour 12 if you are looking for a sherried Scotch.

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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    Glenmorangie is a bit light for my tastes but the Scots sure seem to like it and they should know.
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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    It's the top selling scotch in Scotland from what I've heard. It's a bit light for me also, but since it can be found for $30-35 in most places, it seems like a decent bottle to have as one of your first few.
    "The light music of whiskey falling into a glass -- an agreeable interlude." -- James Joyce

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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nillion View Post
    It's the top selling scotch in Scotland from what I've heard. It's a bit light for me also, but since it can be found for $30-35 in most places, it seems like a decent bottle to have as one of your first few.
    Was down to something like $29.99 with a couple of commemorative British Open glasses included here recently. Hard to beat that for a nice quality introductory scotch!
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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    GlenMo10 whips the pants off it's similarly priced shelfmates 'livet 12 and 'fiddich 12. For a few dollars more the Glenfiddich 15 is my pick in the non-peated/under $50 category, for what it's worth.
    Last edited by Yeti; 08-23-2013 at 12:59.

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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    I would +1 on the Nadurra. The first time I had it, it felt familiar and comforting It was definitely one of the tasty ones for me.
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    Re: First bottle of scotch?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Glenmorangie is a bit light for my tastes but the Scots sure seem to like it and they should know.
    What he said.
    If you're already a Bourbon drinker you're used to strong flavours so the GM will probably be too light. It makes for a good introduction into whisk(e)y for someone not used to 40% abv.

 

 

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