I almost put this in the food and wine category, but a spirit isn't really either food or wine. So, here it goes. Just an observation I just made today. You've all (no doubt) heard of the family of Johnny Walker Scotches. There's Red. Blended. Lower Shelf. Yeech. There's Black. Blended. Kind of upper shelf. I like it. Some folks find it a bit bland. There's Green. That's an upper shelf style single malt. Nice. There's Gold. Blended. Noticeably smoother than even Black. Pricier, but kind of worth it. Then there's Blue. Blended. Smoothest yet. VERY expensive. Very very nice, though. Then, all of a sudden, out of nowhere I saw it in a liquor store tonight. Johnny Walker DOUBLE Black. I have not yet tried it. The material they sent to the store advises that it's a Western side (of Scotland) blend of the more Petey and Smokey malts. It is aged in heavily charred oak barrels, too, which supposedly imbues it with additional mellowing. Has anybody tried it? It supposedly used to be available only from duty free shops, but is in limited production now for retail sale in the fall. I'd be interested in some reviews. In the meanwhile, I re-upped on Black.