That must be an East coast thing. out here Red Breast 12 is ~50 usd or $55 cad. the average house in Vancouver is $941,000 last summer so maybe $800,000 right now
Maybe if we're going to quote prices from all over the world we need some common index. So that the selected bottles are expressed in terms of Big Mac's.
As for my choice, based on prices here, as much as I worship at the alter of Redbreast, it does cost almost two bottles of Powers which has a fairly robust Pot Still punch to it. I'm not so sure. But I think the Powers wins on bang for buck!