The job market is a terrifically stressful enterprise, and Ballantine's offers unparalleled solace for the beleaguered grad student's soul.
Plus, it functions nicely as a substitute for positive feedback. Who needs an advisor to feel all warm and fuzzy and confident, anyway?
Let me point out that this is not just economy scotch you're looking at here. This is the economy size of the economy scotch. 1.75 litres, baby.