Which Ardbeg to use?
I'm planning to try the "Difference analysis" from Philip Hills' book "Appreciating Whisky" to train my nose and palate. This involves learning to pick up aromas by comparing the nose of two diffent malts and the difference is the aroma you are looking for. I have procured the recommended malts at reasonable prices:
Unfortunately the other recommended malt, as it is an older book, is Ardbeg 17yo. I'm not really willing to shell out the silly money people want for this bottle to complete the exercise.
So, which Ardbeg that I already have would be best suited to replace the 17yo in the exercise? Ten or ANB?