Thanks for the input Frodo. I would love to get my hands on the Clynelish. My biggest obstacle is the boarder laws. I am only allowed to bring one liter (or litre) of alcohol with me back into the states ONLY if I have stayed in Canada for over 48 hours. So unless I take a gang of friends up for a weekend trip I must settle for one bottle at a time.
Thanks for the offer Lawrence.
I will certainly let you know when I plan on heading up next. I could use all the inside info I can get. Ya, it is a shame to think that there is something sitting right under my nose that I might be taking for granted. For example the last time I was in San Francisco and saw Finlaggan Old Reserve for $17, and Laphroaig OB 10yo for $30. WHY didn't I buy more??!!!
Here the Laphroaig goes for $50 and my bottle will soon be empty.
Further, right now the Lagavulin 16yo is abundant at $60 a bottle. And there is plenty of the Sherry cask strength Macallan. I am just waiting for them both to be gone. The Macallan never to be seen again, and the Lagavulin to be seen at over $120 a bottle. Just a fear. I remember the Cambie Liquor store still had the older sherry Macallan 12yo (can't find it in Seattle) and they were asking $85 CAD (or something in the 80's).
In a few years I might regret that I didn't pick up a bottle . . .
But . . . I must keep chanting:
I only have so much money for scotch, and I was never a huge fan of Macallan to begin with . . .
I just hope I still believe it when the older Macallan prices go through the roof.