At the Whiskyfest, I had the opportunity to try many wonderful whiskies that are out of my price range, which I want to share. My friends and I tried 2 Macallans that were wonderful: the 30 year old, and their Cask Strength bottlings. Both are influenced by the Sherry Casks, with beautiful color and aroma, and ultra smooth. We sampled Bowmore's 21 Year Old and 30 Year old. Both were quite good, with both having some peat influence, as well as some saltiness. The 30 had some unique flavors which I could not quite place, but it was definitely a treat to taste this one. I know that I enjoyed Highland Park's 25 Year Old, but beyond that, I can't recall the specifics of its taste/aroma. I do know that Laphroaig's 30 Year Old was one of my favorites of the evening. It was darker in color than their younger bottlings, due to the sherry casks from which it was bottled. It had a HUGE aroma, and flavor of peat, salt and smoke that I love. The flavors were complex, but combined nicely, for a thouroughly enjoyable dram. My buddies got a chance to taste Dalmore's 30 Year Old, which they said was great, but it was all gone by the time I went to check it out.