Best Single Malt - up to $150 - Speyside or Highland?
Looking for recommendations for best single malt with budget of $150. Need to purchase one for father-in-law whose tastes run along the lines of Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. Don't believe he likes the heavy peaty tastes much.
We actually want to get him two...one more for everyday (~$50), one for special occasions (~$150).
We're in an area with pretty lousy selection, so we're limited that way.
I'd like him to branch out a bit for the everyday...
Thinking Highland Park 12y or Balvenie 12y Double Wood or Glenfiddich 18y (the Glenfiddich is what he think he wants and wouldn't exactly be "branching out", but...) for everyday and Balvenie PortWood 21y for the special occasion one. (Although I don't want to get Balvenie for both, so...)
Any other ideas or feedback on the above? Would appreciate it muchly.