I thought "Packy Store's" catered to elephants.
I don't know who is giving out the reviews that JWG is "the best in the series". I've tried the Red, Black, Green, Gold and Blue. I place them in this order. Gold, Blue, Black, Green, Red (best to worst). I wouldn't argue against interchanging Black and Green but it is nowhere near the Gold and Blue in terms of quality.
Well, seeing as how Gold weights in at around 50 euro's, Blue makes an easy 140, while green only costs 32 euro's, it seemed the best 'cost/quality' at the time. Also, the site I was using back then to get a basic rating of whiskies placed the Green label rather high, 86 actually, and gave Blue and Gold 83 points.
The Bushmills Black Bush was an equal kind of judgement. It got a rather high ranking and it's fairly cheap. Since some time ago I've come to base my pre-buy judgement on more then that site and the price though, of which one of them the whiskymag site has become. And as this topic shows, the blokes over at the liquor shop.
I've got to get rid of the mindset that everything can be as good as the Laphroaig 10y for just 24 euro's