There is a sadness when a good malt is discontinued.
There are many possible reasons, of course. The organic nature of whisky makes it impossible to guarantee that a malt will be possible to produce. There could simply be a shortage of the flavours required to make it. Distilleries might have insufficient stock of a certain age. There could also simply be for commercial reasons that a distillery stops making a whisky. It could be any of the reasons. It could be all of them.
Whatever it was, this fate befell the much lauded Johnnie Walker Green Label in 2012. The shelves emptied, whisky lovers mourned the passing of a good malt, and that was that.