Originally Posted by Fer
I think there's a really big difference between red/black and the blue label. I agree that the blue label is not worth the price, but even that, I like it. I thing the only way you can decide is to taste it.
The manager where I work bought me the shot I had on Saturday and asked me the other day what I thought. It was a little hard to say, but I guess I might like it a lot better for $40 a bottle, but since there are so many things I like between the $40-$100 range I doubt I'll ever find a bottle of JW on my shelf.
Too bad, as I'd hoped to like some of the common offerings which can easily be found without a lot of searching around.
Originally Posted by Jojo
I love Yamazaki 12 & 18!!
You should go to the distillery and have a full sampling - they have the award winning 1984 there too, and if I recall correctly it was about $20 for a glass, which is pretty reasonable for something so completely unavailable.
Taketsuru 35 is still available at the distillery for $17 a glass.