Booming demand for good Scotch in Russia and China has made it scarce here.
So far this seems confined to the Atlantic provinces, but I'm not sure the future is all sunshine and roses anyway.
"Maritime aficionados of the so-called Classic Six whiskies - Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie, Lagavulin, Oban and Talisker - are soon going to be out of luck if they don't plan ahead. And for some unhappy drinkers, the end is already in sight.
"If you love your Lagavulin, break out your credit card and go get it," warned Rick Perkins, spokesman for the NSLC, who said they had fewer than 50 bottles of the 16-year-old product in the province.
Others he cited on the critical list in Nova Scotia were the Lagavulin Distiller's Edition, two whiskies from Oban, a Talisker and a Dalwhinnie, all distributed by the global giant Diageo.
"There are no ready substitutes that have the same characteristics," Mr. Perkins said. "These are the top of the top; these are brand names in the single malt world. There's a reason they're so popular."
I find the last three of the six, Lag, Oban and Talisker the faves of the Classic Six.
I know how pathetic this all sounds, but some perspective is in order.
Look what's happening to all those Obama volunteers.
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