Any One for a Scotch? - Page 253
I don't foresee anyone caring Yamazaki bottlings again any time soon. Some stockiests I talked to have even been told by Yamazaki reps that it has been for the most part discontinued. Can't even find Hibiki 12 any more, one is lucky to come across the Harmony blend NOS version nowadays...
Yeah, shame about the Yamazaki 18. I'd love to have a bottle on hand but I can't see myself paying more than $200 for it.
Here's a question -- what would make it onto everyone's list of four to five relatively easy to find single malts that you'd always like to have on hand? I've been thinking about this as I've been finishing off bottles I've had for a while and, so far, I'd put Springbank 15, Bunnahabhain 18, and Laphroaig 10 CS on mine. To be fair, this list is heavily colored by my recent impressions.
My list probably should've included the Lagavulin 16. And, in that vein, did a bit of compare and contrast with some friends recently, with the standard coming out on top for me (we were evenly split -- I was uninteresting and liked the 16 the most; another preferred the DE; while the third liked the 12 which, to me, seemed just a bit strong):