Whiskey, spelled whisky here, has been a total surprise to us. When we were younger we loved to have a scotch and water but the brands we enjoyed became more and more expensive. After retirement we had to be a bit more cautious with our dollars and good scotch like Glenfiddich, Johnny Walker Black and Chivas is but a memory for our budget.
But not to worry – we found a few good substitutes here for our evening cocktail hour. Bellows is listed as a whisky because of the law but it is indeed scotch. Smooth and very enjoyable over ice with a dash of water. The amazing part is the cost, at a bit under $7 a bottle. We also found Old Times Black, a good sipping bourbon. Again, the cost is between $6.50 and $7.50 per bottle depending upon the store. Both are respectable replacements in our opinion for some of the more expensive imported brands.
These are both made right here in Ecuador and if your taste tends towards scotch or bourbon these are two local brands you might try. Joe says we must continue our sampling of local brands strictly in the name of science of course. So check back soon for more finds.