Keep in mind that I'm a total newb. I have spent most of today reading this forum and I'm impressed with the wealth of knowledge. I was intrigued with the Whisky Mag top 90 (taken with a grain of salt of course).
Anyways, what would you rather receive?:
1. Macallan 30 Year Old 'Fine Oak' Highland Single Malt (I can't get the sherry oak version in Canada
2. Macallan 18 Year Old Single Malt (Sherry Oak)
& Talisker 20 Year Old Natural Cask Strength
I would have bought the Macallan 30 if it wasn't the "Fine Oak" version. A luxury whisky that can command a retail price of $899 CDN certainly sparks my curiosity.
Aidan wrote:That was quick. I don't know which is the better gift, but I recommend you don't tell you boss that you were going to get the 30 yr old, but then went for the two bottles. The same advise would go if you had bought the Mac 30 and not the other two.
So you're implying that I should purchase all three and present them as a trio? Or buy the Mac 30 and keep the other two for myself? hahaha
I didn't buy the Mac 30 because I read so many negative posts that stated the introduction of Fine Oak was nothing more than a cost cutting measure. Someone stated that the Fine Oak line should be cheaper (not more expensive) than the Sherry Oak. With the Mac 30...perhaps my boss would think that I didn't give the gift much thought, and simply bought the most expensive whisky in our Ottawa area. I would come off as being more of a showboat than anything else, no?
I just tried the Talisker 20yo the other day
and it was one of the best malts I have ever had.
(but then I am a fan of the volcanic Talisker)
I would rather have two bottles
then one any day.
For example I can buy a Highland Park 12yo and an Ardbeg 10yo for the price of a Highland Park 18yo. All are great (and I prefer the HP 18yo to the 12yo) but I like having more options then just one expensive bottle. But that is me.
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