I love it, especially for the price. It's about $30 cheaper here in Texas. It's been hard for me tell the difference between the 9 and the 16. Some of the whiskey tubers on YouTube say there's some difference, but for me it tastes virtually identical to the 16, sweet and smokey with nothing offputting or out of bounds. I don't want to overhype it, but I'd say if you like the 16, you should at least enjoy the 9 enough to find it worth the time and money. I too was hesitant to buy any of the Game of Thrones releases, but from watching a lot of reviews online, it sounds like if you like a particular distillery, you'll like its GOT release -- and vice versa. Because of that, I plan on buying the Clynelish and Talisker GOT whiskys but skipping the rest.