The cask-strength 10-year-old is great for that big kick, although I probably prefer the 15-year-old most times. The regular 10-year-old is fine, but nowhere near as good as the unchillfiltered Ardbeg 10-year-old. Talking of big kicks, if you can get your hands on the Signatory "Vintage Islay" (I got it from WhiskyWorld in Holland via the Web), it's a five-year-old cask-strength Lagavulin and doesn't hold back! I put some of mine into a home blend because I originally found it just too much on its own, but I've had a couple of drams since the weather turned cold, and it's grown on me. Just don't expect any finesse.
[This message has been edited by Gate (edited 08 January 2003).]