since i am not much on drinking and "quality" booze, (i only ever drink a beer, or a nice bottle of red wine with dinner with friends) what do some of you who actually enjoy "fine" alcohol like if you received it as a very nice gift? i was thinking of buying a good friend, who is particular about "fine" alcohol, as part of his gift for his 40th birthday, a really excellent Scotch Whiskey... i settled on "The Macallan Fine Oak - 21" This legendary Single Malt is Triple Cask matured for a *minimum of 21 years in a unique, complex combination of Exceptional Oak Casks; Spanish oak casks seasoned with sherry, American oak casks seasoned with sherry and American oak casks seasoned with bourbon. This delivers an extraordinarily smooth, delicate yet complex Single Malt. for those "in the know" what are your thoughts...does someone save it, like wine? do they drink it? what happens? are their better ones for similar prices... i am rather a novice, and do not really discriminate when it comes to "spirits" it is about $190-200 or so...but are there better scotches out there in this range that would be better? i know that "single Malt" is usually the preference for Scotch drinkers who prefer quality, but then i see that the famed "Johnnie Walker Blue Label" is a premium blended scotch, but is highly regarded...but then there is the famed single-malt "Glenfiddich 30", which is highly regarded too considering the only times i have ever drank scotch, i had had it blended with coca cola, i know that it probably did not matter what type of brand i bought (as my uncle said, you do not buy the highest premium vodka/scotch/rum if you are going to use it with mixer, since that defeats the purpose) any advice?