Originally Posted by Islay Peat
Almost all bottlings are cheaper in Japan than they are here, but bringing them over wouldn't be worth the effort.
What I did bring back were bottles that just simply aren't available anywhere else and though it was a tough decision, I think it was the right one. One bottle I brought back was one of the last ones available in the whole country of a limited release Taketsuru 17 non-chill filtered, which the distributors were all out of, and another was a full bottle of Hakushu 10, which was discontinued in February to be replaced by Hakushu 12. I prefer the 10, and had to bring a bottle of it back with me.
I don't believe Peat Monster or Black Bottle are anywhere in the Fairbanks area, but I'll eventually find them. Did see the Bowmore Legend and if you recommend it highly enough, maybe I'll try to pick up a bottle.
Didn't care too much for the Bowmore 18, and while not a favorite, do like the Bowmore 12.
No, I've never had the Bowmore Legend, but seen it for $25 and was wondering if I should try it.