Well emagination, it seems that you have hit upon something. That being that the so called cheap scotch can be almost every bit as enjoyable as the high priced snob stuff. Ah yes, there is a difference, but be real is the difference that great, not really, it just tastes different, perhaps has more flavor, a different flavor - but taste is all in the mind of the beholder - you see.
In fact, you've helped me make up my mind - I'm going to go grap another bottle of FG, and nope I'd haven't, but I'd like to try the 12 year, probably not worth the extra bucks though, maybe, but who cares, really. This whole scotch world is just to filled with, good, better, best, always having to have the next, greatest 'dram', 'pour', 'malt', enough already, it's 'whiskey'...., it's time to stop the endless, fruitless presuit, wake up and smell the coffee already, in this case just stop and enjoy the scotch....you'll never learn to enjoy anything in life when you're on this endless pursuit to find the next holy grail of scotch, or excuse me 'dram'.
And don't dis' J Walker so quick, it's every bit as good as the Famous Gout - it just, all together now -- "Taste Different", there you go, now you're catching on
I'm turning more and more to cheaper blends these days and finding that they can be every bit as enjoyable as the "high priced spread" - beside it has always nagged me a bit that the powers to be in the scotch world are just hosing us down with the prices they are inflicting upon us for that foo-foo single malt stuff, when you know darn well that what actually goes in the bottle probably cost but a few dollars for the distillary to produce, we're getting soaked for marketing and hype is all, we'll not me, maybe you
Give me a blend any day, I don't want to feel like I'm drinking gold everytime I have to pour a glass of Lagavulin 16, and have to imagine all the 42 flavors and textures I read that bag of wind Jackson is telling me I'm suppose to be experincing, I prefer to just enjoy my drink, not analize it, thank you. If you're smart you'll do the same and quit paying attention to all these 'malt' gurus.