Well water from 2000 feet under the surface in Aptos, CA> Substantially better than Evian
PSA: Old Black Maple Hill was overrated but tasted reasonably good. New Black Maple Hill is underaged shit. It's also not bourbon.
Has there ever been a bottle redesign that coincided with something good happening to the contents? Consider:
-new Rittenhouse = different juice, much higher price
-any number of age statement removals
I'm still hoping the dilettantes--and the parasitic secondary market they helped create--will eventually move on to the next thing and leave the brown to us.
If this happy event occurs, it will probably have the added benefit of precipitating a "craft"/MGP-rebrand mass extinction.
In the mean time I'll just settle for something, anything that's obtainable, whiskey, American, and over ten years old.