Re: Compare Ardbeg/Talisker and Caol Isla
To throw my own spanner in the works, last night my friend and I compared the Ardbeg Uigedael and Arg nam beast (!), and threw in the 19 yo Caol Ila from the smws.
The Caol Ila was beautiful as expected, trust me you would do well with the standard 12 bottle. However, the Beast, which we both thought was stunning last week and again last night far outweighed the Uigedael in our opinion, despite Jim Murray`s bible score, and if I was not looking at an Ardbeg bottle I could have sworn the Uigy was from Caol Ila.