Talisker is purported to be a major component in the blend, and I think that Highland Park's heather is there too. You could try vatting your own blend? (Aaaaack! I know this is heresy). You could take a cheap innocuous blend then add a bit of those two to make your own?
No this is not an April 2nd fools joke, I'm being quite serious!
As an aside, I've found that Cutty Sark is a kinder gentler version of JWB, though there is less sherry in the mix...that's why I suggest vatting your own.
Intruiging suggestion. We dont get Cutty Sark in NB either. Our govt controlled liquor store stopped getting it a while ago.
Our govt in its infinite paternalistic wisdom rolled over and played dead when Diageo said it was no longer supplying JW products and a number of other scotch products by other producers, including I believe Talisker. Apparently when Diageo told the Ontario Liquor Commission of the same plan for that province, Diageo was told in no uncertain terms that if they withdrew the Johnnie Walker line and other scotches that LCBO would cease purchasing anything supplied by Diageo (like all the junk mixed coolers they also sell). Diageo backed down. I should point out that LCBO does have a lot more buying power than NB liquor, nevertheless, NB Liquor purchases of Diageo scotches runs into the millions too. ANyway, I have learned to expect no less of a govt run retailer of alcohol.
Recently, NB Liquor claimed it was "losing" several million dollars a year in beer sales to cross border shopping in Quebec and the states where beer is substantially cheaper. Their solution? Introduce their own beer that is $1 cheaper than regular price for New Brunswickers. Insane. Quebec beer is $10 cheaper a case, and you can choose anything you want. In NB if you buy the state marketed beer (made under contract with Moosehead breweries) you save a $1 which is still $9 more than in Quebec.
NB Liquor was asked what other state owned vendor of alcohol has marketed their own suds and their response was the Soviet Union during the last olymics and Laos (currently).
Enough said, I need a drink! . . . but I guess soon it will not be Johnnie Walker Black.