First we had the Pappy Van Winkle debacle, where the PLCB didn't know that when you have a monopoly on a product that is in very high demand for that product, and you tell everybody all at once that the product is available...there will be a rush to get said product. It seems nobody in Harrisburg went to business school or understands basic demand.
Now we have the picks for the top malt whiskies of the year being released, and like with the wine lists that I chronicled on the blog starting back on Nov, 11th, it doesn't look good for PA.
Top Speyside Single Malt - Craigellachie 17 - NOT AVAILABLE IN PA.
Top Islay Single Malt - Signatory 1998 bottling of Laphroaig - NOT AVAILABLE IN PA.
Top Islands/Highland Single Malt - Arran The Devil’s Punchbowl III The Fiendish Finale -
NOT AVAILABLE IN PA.
Top Lowlands/Campbeltown Single Malt - Rosebank 21 - NOT AVAILABLE IN PA.
Top World Whisky - Broger Burn Out - While also not available in PA, they get a pass, since I can't find it anywhere in the U.S.
The PLCB slogan should be - "Only the rest, never the best"