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    Default Getting into scotch...

    So tonight, after enjoying a perfectly done New York Strip paired with a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon, I kept creeping back to thoughts of to start drinking scotch. This is coming from a lover of red wines, brandies and cognacs, as well as occasional glasses of Jameson. Aside from that, I haven't touched much for whiskey since pounding down Southern Comfort, Windsor, Jim Beam and Jack Daniels in high school. All that aside, I'm thinking of starting on scotch and am looking for some pointers on a good entry level scotch. I'm considering Glenfiddich 15 but maybe 12 would be better to start. Also, if there's a better entry level you're aware of, I'm very open to suggestions. Thanks in advance for your input.
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    The Glenlivet would be good. Glenmorangie and Macallan are a couple of others I have tried that would appeal to a wide range of people.
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    Shudder! Pricy pastime! Drink it if you can! Black lable, blue label, singles. I have been digging small cask CC for a while. Just a sipper, though. Cubes only! Ran out of Scotch a while back and altered course.
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    Shudder?? Seriously?? Wait.... To the scotch or something else?? Leather, I actually have tried a Mcallan 18. My ex wife bought me a glass when we were out to dinner for Father's Day 11 years ago. Last time I had scotch but as I remember it was good.
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    Oh it's good!
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    To me its like straight razors. If you get into it you go down a deep rabbit hole and spend lots. I started with both the 12yo Glens. I still drink those quite often as they are more one the affordable side yet still a good drink. I really don't like the blends even if it does have a blue label on it. Although for me I don't mind Dewars.
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    Yeah. Pricy is right. But there's just something about scotch. I actually think it was the glass of Mcallan that put me on this track, but bring we got divorced shortly after that and my son living with me full time so having a young child took up my time and I just got away from it. Now it's kept coming into mind so I decided to take the plunge.
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    Lagavulin. Pricey. Great
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    I also started on a journey to discover Whisky recently. In order to avoid spending too much money, I ordered a box of samples, containing many different styles of Whisky.

    It is relatively expensive but I found it worth it.

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