Originally Posted by cyclebutt77
It just surprises me that a blend can command such a following and high price compared to the unlimited amount of terriffic and relatively cheap single malts.
That's only one of the levels that surprises me about the pricing of the Blue, but it should never be down to whether single malt or blend, but what the final flavour is.
I have a few blend favorites that are much more enjoyable than some of the single malts I've had, and although my preferences don't speak for others, I'd be surprised if I'm the only one.
A couple of my favorite blends are Crown Royal (Reserve and XR), Taketsuru 17, and Hibiki 12.
Originally Posted by Newkophile
You should check out Ralfy's review of JW Blue
. Quite interesting in that by the end he rates a couple of Johnny Walker editions above that of the Blue. In fact, if I recall his favorite Johnny Walker edition is the Green which is a vatted (or blended) malt which is 1/3 the price of the Blue. He is quite entertaining as well:
I've got a bottle of Green Label and while I can't say if I like it better than Blue or not, I'd say that with the price marks being what they are, there's a much greater chance that I would lay out money for the Green before I would for the Blue.
Love Ralfy's reviews and I'm getting ready to watch this one now.
The other two JW's I'm curious about are the Platinum and especially the Gold.