Ganga wrote:I haven't had either of the 25s nor the 18. My favorite is the 15 as their is so much more there than the younger versions but still packs a better punch than the 30.
It should also be noted that there are two different 10 cask strengths. These can be noted as green stripe (older) and red stripe (more current). If recollection serves, these two are at slightly different percentages-hazy but 55.4 v 54.7.
I would say that Laphroaig is somewhat underrated but it has its own legions. It seems that the women I know that imbibe love Laphroaig and it is usually their favorite.
My two favorite Laphroaigs are not OBs. There is the Caledonian Selection 20 and the OMC 18 PLOWED bottling. Excellent whiskies both.
I totally agree with you: I neither have had the 18 or the 25, but I have had a lot of the former regular bottlings (QC, 10, 10CS, 15 and 30) and I think that the 15 is my favourite as well (though i do love them all!). Awesome whisky for a very reasonable price and it will be sorely missed.