Guys help me out here. I'm trying to buy a bottle of Single Malt to send to a friend in the states who has done a lot of favours for me recently.

A bottle of Aberlour costs the equivelent of $30 in the UK and most of that is tax to be honest.

The cheapest I can find in the states seems to be $40 and after shipping it to him it will cost about $50. For a bottle of Single Malt.

Are the prices really that high over there or am I not looking in the right place?