I am rather impartial to 1 liter bottles compared to 0.7 liter bottles. They offer more whisky
, however, they look rather cheap on my shelf next to a bunch of 0.7 bottles. I know, it is a pathologic point, but nonetheless, I prefer to buy 0.7l bottles.
What is strange is that the 1 liter bottles do not always contain the same whisky as the 0.7l bottles. At least the alcohol content is sometimes different. For example, the laphroaig 0.7l has 40%, while the 1l has 43%. I have tasted them head-to-head and I definately prefer the 43% version. The difference is quite obvious. Tonight, I bought a liter of 17yo Ardbeg for a friendly price, which is also at 43%. Afaik, the same 0.7l was at 40%.
So I'm wondering why they do this. The 1l laphroaig is relatively cheap compared to the 0.7l, so what is the point of lowering the alcohol percentage of the 0.7l as well?