Hey brian, thanks for your note, i do think there is something to raised expectations not being met for sure and i dont doubt you are correct that i would hate 'mediciny' ones that you mentioned.
to me its just funny how highland park is spoken so highly of by so many people on different boards and that i wouldnt drink it if it was free.
on the other hand to me mcallan 12 just tastes and smells like true quality and the buzz/head it gives me is so nice and clear. highland park though i know its high quality too reminds me of some cheap liquor that would give me a headache.
oh well its fun to discuss these things at any rate and hear from more sophisticated scotch connisures which i definately am not. cheers