Johnny Walker Double Black
For a long time I've only bought single malts - having once tasted a single grain (and immediately thrown the bottle in the trash) I'd always figured the grains were in there purely to lower the cost and surely not to improve the flavor. Well today I was intrigued by a sale on Johnny Walker Double Black for $32.95 and I have to tell you that this is pretty fine tasting Scotch. It has a nice peaty flavor like the Islay malts but is more rounded. I know there are single malts out there that might be slightly cheaper (Dalmore?) but if I can buy this for $32.95 I may keep drinking it.
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I was wondering if there is any retail store where I can buy double black in San Francisco Bay area. My dad is a huge fan of Johnnie Walker. I want to get it for his birthday. If anyone can have any information on where I could purchase around San Francisco Bay area. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!!!