Cheers for the heads up on the other Bladnoch bottlings, bredman! I'll swing by and have a look at them. Sound good though. I know what you mean about the standard Laphroaig; at 40% it just doesn't have the oomph of the QC, but when I first tried the standard 10 it blew my socks off!
To those who noticed my, er, deliberate mistake
I did, of course, mean Ardbeg 10. I'm not party (alas) to any secret 12 year expressions!
Thanks for the link to the reviews Ganga; some good descriptions there, should be really useful. I'll have a good around for some more Lagavulin ones.
Looking forward to Saturday, cheers again!