Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
Squire is correct in that Japanese whisky prices tend to be a little higher... But the prices aren't that bad actually (better than WA state) B. If that's a "1" for the first digit on that Taketsuru 21, I'd get that one (4.7% tax is pretty sweet IMO) - it's a vatted malt and is intended to compete head-to-head against the Hibiki 21 (I actually prefer it to the Hibiki 21). I'm actually a fan of the Yoichi line as it is peated (if lightly compared to the Islay monsters) and Nikka has taken great pains to utilize the most traditional Scottish techniques (even to the point of using coal-fired stills) at that distillery.
Yers, pretty sure it is a 1! Will have to give it some thought.