Re: The definitive cheap islayer
Too much hype on the Ardbeg (mostly Jim Murray inspired). Don't get me wrong, I love it, but I am more looking forward to the release of the new ten year old.
And the Laphroiags are great. No doubt.
But, forget all the stuff about Caol Isla being a factory malt, not matured on the island and, therefore an inferior dram. Try it in a blind tasting and it will surprise you.
I think partly for the reason that it gets all this stuff written about it and putting it down, I vote for the Caol Isla. It is one of my stock drams and something I doubt I could live without.
It is currently £21 in Tesco. A price I am told that is less than that of the Diageo staff shop. Sounds like a bargain to me.