Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel
I will need to try JWB to have an opinion on the matter. But is it a fair question, considering we are comparing blends to single malts?
I think they are different animals. I stock Red, Black, Green, Gold, Blue and Swing. Will probably get the Platinum too, eventually. My fave is the Gold, and Black was my first whisky (funny, I have found that many of my favorite malts are big contributors to the Black blend). Blue is a very good blend, but there is a cache to it that inflates its price more than it probably ought. It can be criticised for that. But, otherwise, it is what it is. The world of Scotch Whisky is so large that the preferences of the consumers are going to be all over the place.Blue is a Speyside heavy, slightly peated old whisky blend. Pretty yummy. Too expensive. What it is better than is a question of what I am in the mood for at any given moment!
Originally Posted by SidewinderX
Anyone enjoy the Japanese whiskys? I was over in Japan for work the other week and tasted the main Suntory single malts:
I did really enjoy the 12yo Yamazaki, but my favorite was actually the 12yo Hibiki, which is a blend. (Also the whisky Bill Murray was pitching in Lost in Translation!)
Hibiki 17 and 21 are excellent. I also had a hugely sherried Karuizawa that I loved.