I went back to an old favorite tonight... Highland Park 12.
Just getting into the Glenfarclas 12, which I've never seen up my way (only the 10, 15 and up). My first pour was great and a surprise - very similar to Macallan 12 but more of everything and no sharp edge that I get from younger Macallan now and then. More sherry, more body, more fruit, a bit of smoke on the finish - dense and well-balanced. The bottle was $50 in Cape May NJ and judging from the prices of other bottles I'm more familiar with, this might normally be around $45 - in my neck of the woods that is also cheaper than a Macallan 12.
I read this used to be a duty-free/travel bottling only - so don't know if it has been made more widely available recently.
Last edited by unclebunk; 08-14-2012 at 15:59.
Ardbeg 10 year....