"By the way welcome to the forum, you see how the madness starts? You ask a simple question and some body says buy them all!!"
Thanks for the welcome, and that's the kind of advice I like to hear! Actually, being of little will power, I bought the Glen Ord on my way home from work tonight.
Sampling my first glass right now - The nose has a spiced fruit quality to it, apples & pears, some peat as well, it takes a little while to open up. A very nice salty taste that gets sweeter and leads to a big finish, good dose of smoke in the finish. The 58.7%abv gives the whole thing some real power, but it’s still quite refined. Subtle woodiness, especially for a 30 years old. If someone told me this is a cask strength older/mid-age vatting of Highland Park and Cragganmore I’d believe them.
I give this a thumbs up, glad I bought it. It’s an older, higher strength bottle that offers an alternative & stands up to the big boys of smoke or sherry.
Now I need to cool it for a couple weeks, let my bank account recover, & then go buy the Glen Scotia!