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    Good Quality Whiskey - Budget - £20 or Under

    I have a secret santa to buy and want to push the boat out a bit as this will be the last year at my work as he is retiring next year.

    Anyone know of a good whiskey from any of the supermarkets?

    Cheers

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    Gentleman Jack was on offer for £20 at Tesco! Not sure if it still is though...

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys - keep them coming. This is for a 72 year old, so no idea which ones he would like.

    Just checked... the Tesco one is still on offer until the 04/01/11! I think its a great choice! ;-)

    Hi, Morrisons have Glen Livett on offer. It is a single malt and has £10 off so is £17. My husband and Grandad only drink good whisky and this is one of them.

    +1 for Isle of Jura

    Morrisons often have quite a few good whiskies, though it's worth trying to find out what he likes as there is a large range of tastes.

    Both Jura and Glenlivet are fairly safe bits, as they are good single malts and not too peaty. Even if people prefer a peaty one they usually like other single malts but lots of people don't like the peaty ones . If you look for Speyside malts and avoid Islay ones you should be ok. A really kind idea btw, I'm sure he'll be really pleased.

    my neighbour is around the same age and every xmas i buy him a bottle of famous grouse as its the only whisky he drinks, its around £13 at morrisons but tomorrow its available for a tenner at netto

    asda doing alot of good deals on whisky at the moment got a bottle of jura and talisker (my favourite) for roughly £20 each talisker is normally around the £30 mark

    No one can tell you a good Malt (not even the would be experts on here)

    It's all down to 'individual' taste ....

    One mans "meat" and all that ..........

    rangermastiffs

    No one can tell you a good Malt (not even the would be experts on … No one can tell you a good Malt (not even the would be experts on here)It's all down to 'individual' taste ....One mans "meat" and all that ..........



    I thought that was one man's trash, another man's treasure.....

    rangermastiffs

    No one can tell you a good Malt (not even the would be experts on … No one can tell you a good Malt (not even the would be experts on here)It's all down to 'individual' taste ....One mans "meat" and all that ..........



    Disagree.

    For the OP

    head down to your nearest superstore and find the whisky with the most off that you have heard of beforehand and is closest to £20. There are many perfectly acceptable whiskies around this price.

    My entire family love Grants Whiskey :o)

    Tesco and Morrisons have Laphriaog (sp?) and Talisker for ~£18; 2 of the best at this end of the market IMO.

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone...... I decided to go for the Glenlivet; which was on my top list to look out for.

    rangermastiffs

    No one can tell you a good Malt (not even the would be experts on here)...



    I totally agree.
    There are several recommendations here that I would not touch with a barge pole for my run-of-the-mill drinking, never mind a celebratory occasion.

    Having said that, the OP has asked for a 'good whiskey'. Assuming they knew what they were writing this would mean they are after an Irish Whiskey or an American Whiskey (bourbon).

    Irish - http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2833.aspx
    American - http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1168.aspx

    They are both my firm favourites, and are very close to £20
    You may be able to find them a little cheaper. If so, great but I wouldn't be tempted to move to cheaper brands for this occasion.

    Even if your colleague was a whisky (Scotch) fan, I would still introduce him to one of the above as retirement is all about change and looking to enjoy a new stage of life.

    Good on you for thinking of your colleague in this manner.

    Edited by: "Chocka" 20th Dec 2010

    Chocka

    I totally agree.There are several recommendations here that I would not … I totally agree.There are several recommendations here that I would not touch with a barge pole for my run-of-the-mill drinking, never mind a celebratory occasion.Having said that, the OP has asked for a 'good whiskey'. Assuming they knew what they were writing this would mean they are after an Irish Whiskey or an American Whiskey (bourbon).Irish - http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2833.aspxAmerican - http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-1168.aspxThey are both my firm favourites, and are very close to £20You may be able to find them a little cheaper. If so, great but I wouldn't be tempted to move to cheaper brands for this occasion.Even if your colleague was a whisky (Scotch) fan, I would still introduce him to one of the above as retirement is all about change and looking to enjoy a new stage of life.Good on you for thinking of your colleague in this manner.



    it was obviously just a typo.
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