I popped into a liquor shop today and was disheartened to see that Cragganmore 12yo was retailing for AUS$108!
For a whisky that was only $70 six months ago, that's a massive hike.
$108 Australian = 45 pounds stirling = US$78.
(Sorry Canadian friends, I don't know our exchange rate with Canada right now).
What is Cragganmore retailing for in your neck of the woods?
Is this Diageo just getting greedy?
I can understand the price jump for Lagavulin, given its recent shortage and the current overwhelming demand. Even Oban jumped up a few dollars, but it is a 14 year old.
So why does a 12yo Cragganmore suddenly get elevated to be this country's most expensive 12yo malt? Are all the Classic Malts getting this treatment?