Having Thanksgiving dinner with your family has probably pushed you
to drinking heavily. Now what you need to do is learn how to deal with
this new embraced hobby. For example, you may be new to scotch and
whiskey drinking and wondering what you can actually afford on a budget
without looking like some dirty hobo. Good news!
news! You can drink on a budget with your varying taste preferences! If
you want some introductory level Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, I'd suggest the
following. These tend to have more of a softer somewhat caramelly
flavoring. This is popular among entry level whiskey drinkers who can
sometimes find the heat and strength of whiskey abrasive or
Add in that they're relatively affordable
and of high quality too boot. Peated whiskey can be very polarizing and I
would be hesitant to start with something of that nature.
Bulleit Rye Whiskey
Single Malt Scotch
Auchentoshan Three Wood
or Aberlour 12 - An alternative if budget is an issue. Less sweet
but still delicious. I know a lot of people in this forum prefer it to
the Three Wood.
If you want to step it up some, I would recommend going
for the Green Label of Johnny Walker. You should do so quickly as it's
going to be discontinued - which is a tragedy as it's probably one of
the best Johnny Walker scotches. It's just amazing why they'd want to
dump Green Label. It's probably one of their best and the price is
actually reasonable enough to make it a buy.
that Blue is bad. It's just bad at its price point. In particular, it's
not better than Green, which is a fraction of the price. Maybe that's
it. It's still at a price point where most people shopping today will go
right to the single malt rack without look its way. The general public
doesn't know what a pure/blended/vatted malt is, they just think it's
the third up in the line.
Maybe Green Label was just
not selling at all. Well, not anywhere outside Taiwan. As it had no
sales presence at all in Europe and only slightly better popularity in
the rest of Asia and the U.S. It's definitely one of my favorite
So there. Now you're better equipped to handle the holidays.
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