I need some guidance. I've recently started enjoying peated scotch. Toed the water with Highland Park 12, dove in headfirst with Ardbeg 10. What should I try next? Laphroaig? Is Lagavulin 16 worth the premium over Laph? I'd rather not spend a fortune, because 80% of my drinking is still bourbon. I'll probably pick up some more HP12 as well, because that was just plain good. I drained that bottle fast.
The Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Cask Strength are both in the price range of the Ardbeg 10 and are both great pours and would be in the profile you desire.I prefer Ardbeg and Laphroaig to Talisker,as for the second question is the Lagavulin 16 worth it,absolutely one of my all time favorites as is the 12yr CS.Have fun with your peated search and enjoy.
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