Sure I would "stock up" if this wasn't gimmick of the distilleries as I doubt. I simply won't support that activity, heck I'll move to younger ones then.
Ardbeg 17? Heh, there might be shortage after one year (because of the poor harvest) if in this year there will be shortage of Lagavulin 16. And in fact the harvest shouldn't be a real problem since most distilleries buy grain from abroad if there is problems in availability (from Finland for instance
[This message has been edited by Ize (edited 23 September 2002).]