Alcohol Contents Creeping up?
I am not sure, perhaps I am trying better scotches, but a large amount of the Single Malts I am finding that they are just about all 43% or 46% alcohol by volume. I swear when I started drinking whisky a few years ago just about everything I could find was the minimum 40%. Now I am not talking about Cask Strength, single cask, or independent bottlings, most of these are O.B's and often on the younger end of the age range.
I am also not talking about Bourbon, as for the most part I have always found bourbons (at least those I can typically find in the US) can easily climb in terms of alcohol content, even in the lower priced bottles.