There are eight more of them. One for each season and all from well loved Scottish Distilleries, paired with a house of Westeros & the Night's Watch. They are very spendy but definitely on my wish list.I'd agree, but I'm not sure if whiskey or Game of Thrones is being desecrated.
I like the idea of home made clay for a sentimental purpose, but a real scotch glass where you can see the "legs" of the scotch is really nice.Thanks for the ideas guys. Macallan it is! @Tony S i like your idea about the glasses. Instead, I can make him some ceramic tumblers. I’ve been playing around with handbuilding squarish tumblers out of clay. I’ve glazed them in ways too weird for my step dad. Good thing we won’t be exchanging gifts until Jan. Gives me time to make more normal looking ones.
@Pat AKA mustski ...I think he likes got and would love this, but no Costco membership for me. Wonk wonk.
One of my favorites in a modest price point is the Auchentoshan American Oak.I’m not even a scotch fan, but after looking at all those links and reading the descriptions, I kinda want to go out and splurge on a bottle for myself. I have zero self control.
Thanks for the advice everyone. Just wanted to update you with my final choice. After quizzing more conossiures, including a bartender at an upscale place, I went with a Balvenie 14.
I just grabbed a bottle of this after tasting it at my local liquor discounter. I'm generally a bourbon and rye drinker so this was right up my alley.
High West Campfire is a blend of bourbon, scotch and rye and is delicious , imo. It is probably my favorite whiskey but at ~$70 a bottle it’s an occasional treat instead of a regular go to.Not sure about that, but mostly I'm not sure I'd mix bourbon and scotch, depending on the blend of either of them.
I think as much about it as contract brewers for beer: If I'm seeking independent, artisanal goods, and they can't be bothered to make their own stuff then don't market it to me as "small batch", or whatever adjective they want to use.