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While I haven’t bothered to spend any time with Johnnie Walker, they’re blends, mass-produced, and more for drinking (my father loved scotch and soda, but I’ve never understood the attraction myself) than tasting. There are so many wonderful, complex, interesting whiskies out there that paying a premium for something like JW Blue isn’t worth the time or expense in my view. There are a lot of traps out there to tempt buyers into buying less-than-amazing whiskies – fancy packaging, overblown reputations, numbered bottles, aspirational BS and big price tags for example. The kinds of things that impress people who haven’t taken the time and trouble to appreciate the real subtleties of whiskies!

Life’s too short; go for the good stuff 🙂