Oh no! The Sky is Falling! The sky is falling! -Chicken Little
That's what everyone in my whiskey groups sound like right now.
Yes, these 2 whiskies are being discontinued...but there's no need to pay ridiculous amounts of money in the secondary market for these just because a few Facebook stories are being shared. If you never intended to buy a bottle, don't buy one just because of the news. There are plenty of whiskies to go around. Hibiki 12 was discontinued and we got Hibiki Harmony in it's place. Now 17 is going away and we'll get the Blender's Choice in September. If you find one at a retail price, then yes, go for it, but don't let scammers force you to pay more. Whiskey is to be enjoyed. It's to be appreciated. It's to be shared. It should not be used to try to flip to make a quick buck. That just ruins the experience. Enjoy the water of life, by yourself or with a friend. Cheers!
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Here's our review of The Hakushu 12:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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