Save expensive malt for later or enjoy now?
I recently found a bottle of Talisker 18 at a local liquor store in my area. This was an aberration since unlike Macallan 18 (which is sold at most chain liquor stores and in most bars), the Talisker brand is more often seen in its 10 year variation on store and bar shelves. The Talisker 18 is very tough to find in stores and one often has to resort to purchasing a bottle by Internet mail order (when they're not sold out online too).
It wasn't cheap, but since I absolutely love the Talisker 10 year variety, and have heard nothing but rave reviews for this version (some have even said that while Macallan 18 is a premium scotch for green folks to show off when they don't know much about whisky, Talisker 18 is more respected by whisky connoisseurs), I decided to splurge on a bottle.
But now I have a dilemma. Should I open it now and enjoy it right away or save it for a "special occasion" that might or might not ever come? I know once I crack that seal and pop that cork, there's no turning back.