Yes, Mr. TattieHeid
this poll was fundamentally flawed to begin with. I am a very subjective person asking other people's opinions on a very subjective topic. The question was an attempt at a title and subtitle (such as The Trustworthiness of Ale: Perspectives on the Nature of Beer)
See, I recognize that while for me smoke and peat are highly desirable, I can conceive of a drink where there is "too much of a good thing" and I won't care for it (although I have yet to find such a drink
) So the danger in simply asking "which one has the most" I might end up with a bottle I don't care for when I could have had a much better malt (still with enough smoke and peat for me) but not with so much power that it destroys my taste buds.
Hence the overly long and ambiguous question which has led to this less then scientific poll (which, truth be told, was never my intention in the first place
It all comes down to this:
My book by Jim Murray give the Very Young a 91 and the Uigeadail an 89 (and the 10yo a 93). My Michael Jackson book gives the Uigeadail a 92 and the 10yo an 85 (no mention of the Very Young here).
In the past I have found that I tend to side with Murray's opinion more often then Jackson's. However, there are those times when I STRONGLY disagree with Murray only to turn and find myself in close proximity to Jackson's notes.
So Ardbeg Uigeadail or Very Young almost seems like a coin flip. I will probably like both. I will also probably like one more then the other. I could just buy one and live in ignorance. Or I could ask you guys for your various opinions (for which I have been very grateful in the past) and then make my best guess.
The way things are going it looks like the Uigeadail is going to be the winner. But I might be able to swing things to where I can eat my cake and have it also
Thanks for all the input guys