Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing a dram of this one.
Nostalgia is a set of rose coloured glasses that will forever poison the past with sugar. It makes us second guess if things were really better, or perhaps not.
So when people discuss, with sadness, the discontinued Laphroaig 18 versus the Laphroaig 15 which replaced it. However I remember that people really enjoyed the Laphroaig 15 before Laphroaig 18 replaced it.
However there is discussions about the 15 being much older, and eventually the idea of changing it to 18 happened because it turns out the dram was much older than the 15 year name.
So what’s a whisky fan to do? Well you re-review. You also have your buddy pick up a bottle in India before the price goes up, because you know that the new 15 isn’t your cup of tea (given that it’s not tea and is Scotch, but also you enjoyed the 18 more).