As others have noted, the price depends on where you are. I think GF12 is about 38 bucks in most places here. I concure that the Dalmore 12 is a nice dram, often for under $30. I paid the same thing for a Glen Moray 12 the other day, and very much enjoy its gentle maltiness. If you are in the US, Binnys has a nice Aultmore 14yo 1989 Whisky Galore on sale for $22. Plus shipping, and you would be about $30. Its a nice dram, sherry, spice and malt interplay for nice balance. Even cheaper is the Speyburn 10. It is a bit thin for some, but it is honeyed and gentle,and I have seen it for about $23 here in NC.