Cocktails & Spirits 2

Before & After dinner Scotches

theginguy | Apr 7, 200807:33 AM

I was just wondering. I have never really thought about what expressions of scotch to offer dinner guests before and after dinner.

I usually just offer what ever I have to people and they pick and choose, which isn't a bad thing, but I like to turn people on to different things.

So we're having an upcoming party and I would like to offer some before and after dinner scotches.

So here are my questions.

1. Should before dinner be pretty much mixed drinks?
2. Can a scotch neat or on the rocks be an aperitif?
3. What scotches do you think would be good neat or on the rocks for aperitifs?
4. What scotches do you think would be good after dinner scotches.

Few stipulations. No "real heavy Islay" peat scotch suggestions. I know that my guests would not care for them.

Please no cocktails that require more then a few ingredients. :)

And last but not least, I'm on a budget, so I would like to buy a couple of bottles, if I have too, for less then $200.00.

P.S. should I stick with blends for cocktails?

I currently have these bottles in my cabinet.

Glenlivet 12
Famous Grouse
Glenfiddich 15
Balvenie 12 doublewood

what can I say ..... I'm a Speyside kinda guy. :)

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