Hmmm i would consider the Caol Ila, Laphraog and Ardbeg to be more drinkable than anything from Tobermory or Springbank. I guess we all must remember that "orchids are Greek testicles".
Ardaíonn ár ngrá muid féin níos airde i gcónaí!
I have nothing of importance to add however I've been away for 10 days and am really enjoying reading all your comments. It's particularly nice to see Tintin and team make the occasional appearance on the site.
just for curiositys sake, probably your curiosity that is, I would like to add my experience with the little brother of Croftengea, the Inchmoan to the discussion. For the Whisky Fair 2005 Limburg, Germany the were two casks with the numbers 646 and 647 bottled at about 55% vol. At the Whisky Fair there was surprisingly one other bottling of the Inchmoan. Believe it or not, this was cask number 645, bottled straight from the cask at 63,5% vol. If you do know the Inchmurrin or the Old Rhosdu then you might know what to expext out of Loch Lomonds pot stills. Light, floral and fruity in the nose with just the tiniest hint of peat and smoke it goes down very well as a sweet, medium bodied yet rather oily whisky which does not tell on his calling as a peated blending whisky at all. But the moment it reaches your stomach this whisky hits you in the neck with a hammer of peat. Add some water and you see this oily malt actually crawling up the side of the glass. When I bought the bottle another costumer next to me exclaimed 'This tastes like old shoes - but I love it.' It is a curiosity, not a Curiositas, mind you and it is always interesting to sample. The bottler of this cask of Inchmoan was the Weiser company of Heppenheim, Germany who were at the Whisky Fair with a stand of their range of whiskies. Private bottlings and a range of finishings they do themselves seems to be a hobby with them. They internet address is http://www.getraenkewelt-weiser.de if you want to have a look.