Haven't opened the bottle yet. $100 represents a major expence for me, so I'm saving the bottle for a special occasion. Us social service workers don't get paid alot, ya know
BTW, have you many wine finishes down in your neck of the woods to choose from? In T.O., the only one that has surfaced is the Bowmore (Twilight, Sunset, or whatever it's called). I'd really like to try one but they sold out real fast while I dithered after seeing the $100 price tag. I'd really like to try one of the Glen Moray wine finishes, but as always, it comes down to an assessment of price vs quality for me.
I agree that the Bruichladdichs are way over-priced. The 15 yr old is a nice dram, but I think it's worth about $65 NOT $100 cdn. And this is comming from someone who likes all kinds of whiskies. In other words, I'm not running it down just because I stick to peaty monsters. I was thinking of weighing in on the most over-hyped post with Bruichladdich but I found the thread to be a comparison between fans of contrasting styles (Sherried Speyside vs Peat Monsters). What is good value to someone depends on individual tasts I think. For example while 12yr old Glenfiddich is not what a lot of whisky students would value I have several friends who drink blends and would appretiate a bottle of this exclaiming "Ooo, a single malt", while being able to drink it.
My major expence for the week was Balblair 16 yr old at $60 down from $80. Now that's what I call value!