Now those are intriguing.
Without even going across the border you can see this effect. I bought a bottle of Kilchoman for $55 in a private wine/scotch store our of Calgary. Got back to Ontario and the bottle retails for 89.95.Agreed, the Ardbeg 10 year is fantastic particularly at the price point... those other options are very intriguing as I've never heard of them.
Back to us getting screwed on booze pricing, I recall grabbing the Ardbeg 10 year for under $60 in the US. Looks like it is $100 at the LCBO.
I find Japanese whiskys have really changed in the last few years. Not so much the taste itself, but the corporate strategy. A lot of those bottles do not even have years, like the Nikka ones. They have more blends (Hibiki 17 is a blend), and yes they're more difficult to get.Nice pickups. That Hibiki is sublime. Wish it were more ubiquitous to get besides airports.