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Can you make any whiskey recommendations that are similar to Johnnie Walker Black Label and Glenlivet 12-year. I am looking for something around the same price or cheaper. The two brands that I mentioned are $59.99 for the 1.75L bottle right now.
We have two recommendations for you that would fit into the profile you’re looking for, and the price.
For starters, we highly recommend Speyburn 10 year old single malt. It’s a highland malt, and slightly more full-bodied and caramel forward than your Glenlivet, but very smooth and approachable for $50 for a 1.75L bottle.
Our other recommendation would be Teacher’s, a blended highland scotch. The base malt for Teacher’s is Ardmore, a particularly peaty highland single malt. The peat actually comes through slightly more than the Walker Black Label, whose base malts are the very peaty Talisker and Caol Ila.
Hope this helps.