Originally Posted by powderhound
I've never tried JWB, so this statement isn't directly aimed toward that product or company,
But sometimes Hype can make a product seem more valuable, or even better, than the competition.
So, if you were to compare 2 products side by side blind, you may like the less expensive one much more. If you were told ahead of time product A is 3 times as costly as product B and has a huge following, you may be pre-conditioned to like product A better.
Some of my favorite Single Malts are not the most expensive, and I have felt a bit let down when trying some that have a hefty price tag.
Truer words have never been spoken!
I started off tonight sipping Macallan Cask Strength, and then after one glass switched to Duggan's Dew (pretty cheap blend, but very good). I'm just now finishing up my second glass of Duggan's, which cost 1/4 of what the Macallan cost, but makes a very nice follow-up to a full-flavor malt.
I can't imagine spending more than $20 on a blend.