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Best whisky to bring as a gift to a friend in Paris?

I'm from Canada and am already planning to bring a bottle of ice wine as a gift for a friend in Paris when I go next year. But I heard that whisky is extremely popular in France and wanted to bring over a bottle or two as well since I can get it pretty cheap here through a friend.

If it makes any difference, he's a 26 year old male and generally likes to toss back wine and beer with the occasional mixed whisky with friends.

Originally I was planning on buying a bottle of Crown Royal since it's a popular Canadian brand that he might not have tried before and would therefore find interesting. But I read somewhere that Jack Daniels is very popular and very expensive in France so I was wondering if that might be a better choice even though it's American. On the other hand, Scotch whiskeys are supposed to be in even higher demand there so the whole thing just opened up and I'm pretty much lost now lol.

Price range is up to $80 so I think I should have some degree of leeway. Does anyone have any recommendations if i should go Canadian, Jacks or some other type of Scotch whiskey that might be rare or even not available in France?

Thanks!

Nov 30, 2011
traveller88 in France