I have to say I am very new to the whole whisky thing! As such I was totally unaware of any hype of Ardbeg but I think it's lovely stuff. I bought a bottle of Balvenie DW first, which I wasn't too bothered about and followed it up with a bottle of Talisker 10, Ardbeg 10 and Laphroaig QC all of which are very very nice. There's not too much between them in terms of preference for me, but I would put Ardbeg first, Talisker second and the QC in third. Certainly the Ardbeg is the closest to empty
It seems to have a slight edge in subtlety to me, but I am far from being an expert!
The Lagavulin 16 seems to be highly rated on here (if my memory is working), I just wondered if this is the same stuff that is in Jim Murrays Bible as The Distillers Edition that seems to get a very average review? Probably going to pick up one more bottle after payday and wondering whether to try this or the Ardbeg Uigeadail. Both would be an easy option but I don't think finances allow!!