So, I’m looking to find a really, really nice bottle of single-malt to give someone as a gift later this summer (namely, Kath’s dad, as a way to thank him for all these years of the Lake House).

However, I know nothing about scotch. If you’re a scotch drinker and you can simply lay down the law for me on quality, please, I beg of you, help a man out. For the purposes of my seeking advice, feel free to toss practical considerations like how much it costs, or where I’d even get it, anyway, right out the window. That’s to worry about later. For now, I just wonder what on earth to get a dedicated scotch-lover.