Maybe I should consider that as my next purchase then, I see a local shop here has it on its price list for 63 EUR
That was a disappointment
The shop's price list on their website was incredibly outdated... the shopkeeper didn't even remember he ever had a XVII and thought I was referring to the new 17 Rum Cask release.
They also didn't have the Yellow Sub or the Benromach Organic (which I had also spotted on their list and wanted to try) so I ended up buying a Glenmorangie Original (10yo), just because it was on special offer, 27 EUR
and I didn't want to go home empty handed.
That was 2 days ago and the 2 Original drams I had so far were quite nice I must say, seems like very good price/'performance' ratio (even at the normal price of around 31EUR). I like the
But the nicest surprise was the Benromach Organic which I found at another store yesterday. By accident - I didn't pay attention to the packaging - I bought the "special edition" which is made from barley dried with peat smoke. I just opened it 10 mins ago and I immediately liked the smell coming from the bottle, unlike Mrs.7 who's getting into Whisky herself as well (which means it's going to be an even more expensive 'hobby'
) and who doesn't like smoke at all. I only had 2 sips so far but I like it a lot, it tastes much like it smells, reminiscent of BBQ smoke.
The same store also had a gift box with 3x 20cl of Talisker 10, Lagavulin 16 and Cragganmore 12, which is on my wish list for Christmas, seems like a great way to sample some more different malts. Am I right that Talisker is lightly peated (which I'm guessing now is how the Benromach Organic special edition can be described) and Laga 16 heavily? How is the Cragganmore?
Back to my Organic SE now...