Below is an average rating of all the types of Scotch that had at least 10 reviews on a popular Scotch forum. I did not create the list, but I was curious as to which one was the best bang for your buck, so I looked up the price of each one that I could find online, and then added a column for "rating points per dollar" Now I tried really hard to post or embed a spreadsheet and either sherdog doesn't allow it or I'm too dumb to figure it out. So if you're really curious about playing with the list in excel, then I've pasted it below in CSV format so you can copy it, save as a CSV, then open it with excel and it should work right. But if that's too much work then allow me to give you the highlights. The highest rated Scotch is Glenfarclas 40, with a rating of 95.2. But with a near thousand-dollar price tag, it's definitely NOT the best bang for your buck. For the highest rated reasonably priced one we go to the 6th highest rated Scotch with a 92.6 rating, which is Ardbeg Uigeadail for $60 per bottle. The best bang for your buck goes to Famous Grouse. It has a "rating points per dollar" of 4.13. Keep in mind that it's not the best bang for your buck because it's good, but rather because it's so darn cheap. It's rated a 74.8 and yet only costs $18. If you want the best bang for your buck but you refuse to lower your standards below a rating of 85, then you'll want to seek out Finlaggen Old Reserve and Laphroaig 10 year, for $35 and $36 respectively. The one to avoid would be anything from Johnnie Walker. The red label received the lowest rating by far, and even as you move up to the more expensive black, double black, green, gold, and blue labels, they all consistently rate lower than other Scotches in their respective price range, and only two of them even manage to get an average rating over 80 (and it's not even the most expensive blue label, it's the green and gold label!) Hope this helps anyone who's just getting into Scotch and doesn't want to waste money before your palette is developed.