Photon, I presume you are referring to Ardbeg as the runaway leader?
Well, it's been described as "screenwash" on this very forum and thread: by my mother who sniffed it across the dining table as "something to clean the toilet with," by my lady as "Aardvaak", but I love it!
I've seen it set upon by a gang of whisky novices at a party I threw, who demolished a bottle in 45 minutes...with more than a few falling seriously in love with this, their FIRST whisky...how about that?
So be respectful! Speak in hushed tones! As someone said, ardbeg is God on this forum!
...but I will admit, Bowmore 17 is one of the finest whiskies I've tasted...and I once had a 22 YO single cask,46% NCF, which was stunning.