Nothing, Nada, Zilch, Zero.
Added on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Other
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Other
  ABV: N/A Region:
  Price: N/A Availability: Wide
Usually the Must-Try box features the most recent, readily available whiskey that's been highly rated by our members. But....
Member Ratings and Notes
This box has been mostly empty for a long time now. In today's market, finding an excellent, readily-available whiskey is a rarity and a challenge. We’re talking about truly great whiskies, not ones that are good, or okay. Just a few years ago, you used to be able to walk out and buy one. But due to the whiskey boom, it’s immensely harder now.
We'll probably replace this feature with something else when we get a moment to rework the code.
It was July 2013 when “Nada” first spent a lot of time in this box. Some comments below remain from then.

I love me some great whiskey. 


Even in my pre-LAWS days, I would watch this section turn over with regularity and shop against it. What's it been lately? Balvenie 1401/3 (long gone and now fetching almost 2x original asking price when you find it) and Longmorn 20 (an excellent pick by K&L but LONG gone)?


Unfortunately, there's just very little these days that arrives without Royal-Baby-level hype, no matter how mundane the bottle contents are. And unfortunately, the "value for the money" thing has been out of whack for ages. 


I doubt we'll see another value along the lines that the Balvenie provided, and the IBs are pricing high lately (one need only follow K&L to undersand that). Distillers and bottlers: I love your stuff; no way in hell am I paying what you're asking these days for too-young or overoaked stuff, and by extension, absolutely NO WAY am I paying what's being asked for the non-young or non-oaked stuff. Maybe there are enough saps out there, but I question how long it can last. 


Another sign of the end of the golden age of whiskey.  There isn't much great whiskey out there, and the little there is carries a hefty price tag.  I've written "decent but not worth the money" more times than I can count.  Check this space again in ten years when the next glut hits.


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