Picked up a bottle of Highland Park 12 yr yesterday for $41 which is the standard price in MI. What was so good about it is that it included a free sample of the HP 18yr 50ml bottle with it. The 18yr goes for about $100 a bottle here. I liked so much I picked up a second bottle. HP is my favorite single malt and at #40, a bargain compared to most of the other single malts.
The HP12 is an outstanding value. The 18 is very smooth and a wonderful dram but the price has gone up so much in the last 6 months that I fear I won't be buying it again sometime soon ($89).