As a longtime south Islay devotee(Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroaig) I must big up one of the "finds" of last year. It comes from Springbank on Cambeltown and is called "Longrow CV."
As Richard at Loch Fyne whiskies would say(and I believe he does!) "Ace!" and affordable at @ £30. That's 5 bottles for the price of one Lagavulin 21!(Which I agree was exceptional from the small sample I was kindly given!)
the CV is one of my top 5 of last year...and a second bottle almost empty. A particularly nice nose, a palate to challenge Ardbeg, and not just a maritime flavour, but a maritime greenish tinge to boot!
To quote Les Taylor,