Ganga wrote:It is hard for me to guess what qualifies because the pricing can be quite different. My choice is for the Glenfiddich 12. I find it a very fine malt once it has opened up a bit.
Funny thing is Macallan 12 ($36-45) is cheaper than Glenmorangie Original ($40-50) in these parts. Others that are very good bang for the buck are Damore 12 (<$30), Laphroaig 10 ($30-35), Bowmore Legend (<$30), Balvenie 12 DW ($33-40), Auchentoshan Select (<$35). But I don't know how these fair in your place of residency.
The Macallan 12 is $82 here!
The Balvenie Doublewood just went up to $59.
Dalmore 12 is $65.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask goes for $63. No 10yo available.
In Ontario there are only a handful of malts under $50: Glenfiddich 12, The Glenlivet 12, Aberlour 10, Dun Bheagan Islay 1999, McClelland's Speyside and Islay, Bowmore 12, The Robert Burns Single Malt, Glen Parker...I think that's about it.