Highland Park, and JW Green have a smoky element, perhaps a touch of peat, but not medicinal. Talisker more so.
Whereas Laphroaig especially, Ardbeg ,Lagavulin and Caol Ila also, have more extreme earthy peat, and barbecued kipper smoke, but are much more medicinal, as in TCP, bandages, hospitals...or in the case of Ardbeg, as my mother put it so scathingly eloquently "It smells like something you'd use to clean the toilet."
Ah, that would be "pine" you'd be getting on the nose there, mother!
Hope this helps!