For the 200$ you will pay for the blue it is very inferior to a vast number of other 200$ bottles.
For example the same 200$ could be spent on:
Balvenie Madeira Cask 17yr - which is utterly amazing.
Glenfarclas 25 - which is on a completely different level than the massively overhyped Johnnie.
Hell for the price of Johnnie blue you could buy the Amazing Highland Park 18 AND The Macallan 17 both of which blow the blue out of the water.
There are worse whiskeys than blue but they cost $18 a bottle lol. I think the red should be given only passive aggressively as gifts to one's enemies rofl.
Nice thread right here and wise words above.
Johnnie Walker, totally over-rated and over-priced.
Over here (Scotland, very handy for access to whisky) ~£130(~$210) for a bottle of Johnnie Walker blue label. For ~£35 (~$50) I can get a bottle of 12 year old Royal Lochnagar single malt, the main constituent of Johnnie Walker Blue. It's a great, smooth whisky. And of course living where I do I can accompany it with an easily available cuban cigar. Punch seem to be my go to brand at the moment, though I usually have a few Montecristos in my arsenal too.
Some nice Balvenie single malts named on here, but the pick of them for me is the Balvenie Signature 12yo single malt.
Highland Parks are nice, but there's another distillery on the same Island called Scapa. Lovely malts, the 16 year old is a candidate for the best I've tasted.
I've got 9 or 10 bottles of single malt in my collection at the moment, think I might have to top a cork and have a dram or two.