What is a good value anymore?September 19th, 2008
Ultra-premium whiskies aren’t the only ones whose prices have shot up lately. Even the prices of entry level whiskies have increased significantly. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I’m having a tough time finding good values.
I remember when you could get a decent bottle of single malt (Dalmore 12 yr., Aberlour 10 yr.) for about $20. Okay, that was a while back. But just a few years ago, you could get some great single malts for $30 or less. It’s hard to do that for $40 anymore.
So let me ask you, what do you think is a good value whisky right now? Suggest a whisky, its price, and where you can get it.
I’ll start with a few of my own. I just checked Binny’s website and you can still get a bottle of Dalmore 12 yr. old for $30. And in the world of bourbon, you can still find Ancient Ancient Age (AAA) 10 year old in Kentucky for about $15. These, to me, are still good values.