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Best Single Malt for under $30?

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@Wodha
Wodha started a discussion

What is the best Single Malt 750ml for under $30?

9 years ago

19 replies

@LeFrog
LeFrog replied

@Wodha Its not a single malt but have you tried Bailie Nicol Jarvie. It's a really good blend and is only £15 here in the UK

9 years ago 0

@NamBeist
NamBeist replied

Talisker Skye. It is not half as bad as it is judged by many. It just isn't a Talisker.

24 days ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

I don't think there is a 700-750 cc bottle of single malt that can be purchased in Ontario, or maybe any part of Canada, that I would even consider buying, that would come under $30.

A few years ago I heard someone bought Laphroaig Quarter Cask in Calgary for about $50, tax included. That is as close as we could get, I'm afraid.

24 days ago 0

@MadSingleMalt

The only options that come to mind are Talisker Storm, Oban Little Bay, Loch Lomond 12, and whatever Speyburn is selling these days.

I'd go with the Loch Lomond!

23 days ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound

The least expensive single malts I enjoy are Arran 10 ($55 ish) and Tomatin 12 ($60-$65 depending on the day). I’ve yet to try Deanston Virgin Oak which is usually about $50 ish....

23 days ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

The cheapest Single Malt I got at the KGBO that I liked was probably Benromach 10 YO when it was $60 a couple of years ago. I'm currently still enjoying (though not today) a Bowmore Tempest batch 5 which I opened in December 2017, which cost me $82.

23 days ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

There is absolutely nothing in BC that is $30 or less. Even that McClelland's crap is $40+tax. Standard issue blends are over $30 once you add tax.

23 days ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Actually, I now see that the original question was asked 9 years ago. This is no longer remotely relevant. Under $50 might be more appropriate now.

23 days ago 2Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

@BlueNote, McClellend's doesn't count, since it's not actually whisky.

20 days ago 4Who liked this?

@Wodha
Wodha replied

Yeah, that was 9 years ago. Nowadays in Seattle just state liquor fees and taxes equate to $30 per bottle in addition to it’s retail price. It’s enough to cause a drunkard to quit drinking. Now with Trump’s ‘War on Happiness’ horseshit Scotch tariffs it’s even worse.

Yeah, I need a new hobby.

20 days ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan only if he travels to Canada. They don't sell Wiser's 35 year old in Seattle.

20 days ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

True, but it isn't a long way to go from Seattle to get to Vancouver.

20 days ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

You know he won't get anywhere with Canadian top tier stuff unless he has allies helping him in Vancouver, Victoria, or wherever. A network must first be established. He would be very foolish to just drive up there in the hope that he arrives at just the right time to get something good. He needs the machinery to be oiled in advance.

20 days ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@MadSingleMalt Hey... I kinda liked McClelland’s Islay and Speyside. But then there isn’t much I won’t drink if it’s free. Even if it’s Lambertus

20 days ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound Yah, you looked REAL enthused about the lambertus when you tried it... Waiting for your review.

20 days ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Nozinan I said “I’ll drink anything if it’s free”. I said nothing about enjoyment. grimacing

20 days ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound You are a better man than I am. I only drink things I like unless I'm trying something new...no matter how free it is.

20 days ago 1Who liked this?

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