It's 40% here, or was the last time I checked.
I don't doubt that and don't know if it's regional or what but the bottles on the shelf in the store closest to me are 40%.
"everybody defamates from miles away
but face to face
they haven't got a thing to say"
I will try to stop by a local store today and confirm if possible what it is in this area. Haven't had any 12 or 15 in a while so not sure where I got 40% from. Probably was the HP website which list them as 40%.
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
Ne Illegitimi Carborundum
The three or four bottles I have had over the last few years have all been 43%.
I think I've mentioned this before but I actually prefer the 12 to the 15, price notwithstanding. I haven't had the 18 so I can't speak to that.
I guess "give 'em the bird" isn't just a marketing slogan, it's a brand management strategy, too.
I've found in my tastings that the 12 is nice, the 18 is really good but I prefer the 15. If they were priced the same - I'd choose the 15 every time. In fact I was offered a free sample of either one and I chose the 15. I found it to be more interesting. I need to go back and retaste the lineup again since HP is not one of my normally open bottles.
I missed the 15 somehow, well it's not too late.