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What whiskies would this esteemed network suggest for the best quality/price ratio?
For me, Johnnie Walker Gold indisputably provides better value than Blue. Also, my everyday dram is Evan Williams Black whilst no luck on an every day pleated scotch...
That's just me to frame the discussion, love to hear your thoughts! Slainte'!
@DevD , I mean Speyburn 10
@Marcus Black Bottle is an Islay blend, well, except for the grain alcohol portion. All the malt in it comes from Islay.
@DevD Wow, I'd be all over that. The Speyburn 10 is way too drinkable.
The grocery store where I buy my liquor has a better Scotch selection than the major local liquor store. They recently had both Laphroaig 10 for $39.00 per bottle and Ardbeg 10 for $43.00 per bottle. Definitely quite reasonable.
@A'bunadhman ... $48.98? whereabouts is this? my local danmurphys pricing nevel goes below $50
@moy71 : Dan Murphy's Middle Park. It has gone back up after Xmas They had many Whiskies at discounted prices and a lot of them have not reappeared. A'bunadh was down from Au.$103.00 to $94.00 plus a host of others. The staff say the prices are in part tied to the exchange rate.
At the moment Dan Murphy has Aberlour 10yo. for $53.95 but the shelf is empty; my local independant
has it for $49.99. Good value either way!
@two-bit-cowboy...I have also enjoyed the Deanston VO and consider it to be one of the best values in Ontario. A very interesting bottling.
@Pudge72 ...alas, the Deanston is currently completely gone from LCBO listings. :( Hopefully it will come back (along with Ardmore Traditional Cask and Glenfarclas 15...a great 'high quality/decent price' value whisky for a slightly older bottling). Bookers Small Batch Bourbon is also a very high quality/decent price bottle.
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@Pudge72, I was lucky enough to grab a bottle of Deanston's Virgin Oak some time ago, and have quite enjoyed it - and can attest to the value (I believe it was around $40CDN or perhaps less). But if I really had to give a top mark to price/quality ratio, it would have to be Ballantine's 17 Years Old. Though it is somewhere between $80-90CDN at LCBO, it is widely available and is one of the greatest whiskies I have ever had, making it more than worth the price.
@talexander...My Deanston VO experience comes from having shared several drams from a bottle of it that was bought by @WhiskyJoe, when he was looking for something different to purchase for our December tasting with @Victor (and others, of course) in Toronto. The use of new casks in a Scotch whisky piqued our curiousity.
I think Teacher's Highland Cream is a very nice blended Scotch for about $17 a bottle. This is my everyday whisky. I think it is better than a lot of single malts that are about twice as expensive. I would drink this over say Glenlivet 12 and Glenfiddich 12 any day. In fact the only reason I still have Glenlivet 12 in my cabinet is because my girlfriend gave me a bottle for Christmas, God bless her. I am speaking as someone who earns a salary that prohibits considering a $50ish bottle of whisky in the "value" range. Well OK, of course the greatest value ever is Ardbeg Uigeadail. I mean they're selling Nirvana for $75. Now that's value!
@ryanthesculptor...Ardbeg Uigeadail. I mean they're selling Nirvana for $75. Now that's value!
+1. What a delightful 'turn of phrase'.
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