I normally try to avoid stories like this in the new age of whisky antagonism, but I figured since I can still do a bit of good in this realm I might as well give you the head's up: Glendronach 15 has been discontinued for the time being. The official word is this will only be a three year shortage, so in the year 2018 (if we're all still alive), when stocks catch up, we can enjoy the super-sherried delight once again. In any case, we still have plenty available so if the Glendronach 15 is one of your go-to whiskies, it might be time to load up.
Because I get about thirty-five phone calls and emails about this subject every day, I figured I'd just post a few more here as well:
-Hibiki 12 is gone. It's now Hibiki "Harmony"
-Nikka 12 Pure Malt is gone. It's now just plain old Nikka Pure Malt
-Nikka 12 Miyagikyo and Yoichi 15 are not gone forever, but getting a bottle at K&L is now going to be a game of "who's trolling the K&L website at the exact moment when the product gets received?"
-Elijah Craig 12 is not quite gone, but the "12" has been removed from the front label, so it now reads "Elijah Craig Small Batch". The back label still states the whiskey is 12 years old, but this might be an example of what I talked about on the wine blog this past week: slow, subtle change.
-And, yes, Black Maple Hill is still discontinued. I'm still surprised by how many people haven't figured that one out yet. But that's what we're here for. If you have a question about the availability of your favorite whiskey, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to send you into a day-long depression.