kass wrote:how to get that poll chart thingie on top?
After clicking "New Topic", you'll notice several tabs below the Save/Preview/Submit buttons, one of which is "Poll Creation".
Unfortunately it may be too late for you to edit the opening post of this thread to add a poll, but at least you'll know for future reference.
I can't give my opinion on the thread topic, as I haven't tried any of these whiskies. I have unopened bottles of Talisker 18 (200ml) and Laph 15, and hope to treat myself to the Laga 16 eventually, though that will blow my whisky budget for a while. I'll probably try the CI12 before the 18.