Thanks for the help guys,
Unfortunatly i didnt subscribe to Whisky mag untill issue 55, so I have not viewed the tasting where it scored 3.5. It makes more sense when you say it may have been a scale of the peat level out of 5, because as i said, the tasting notes all sound very postive.
Whilst I love my peaty beasts, I also enjoy all good whisky, and trying diifferent expressions from a distillery. I believe in different whiskies for different times and moods, and I suppose this is what has drawn us to this wonderful world of single malt.
I was expecting some finesse from the Lord of the Isles, and by the sound of it , thats what it has. I'll let you know my thoughts when i've sampled my now comitted purchases.
Bottlings like this are rare in Australia now, so you have to grab what you can while you can. When i say a new batch, it realy means a new shipment I suppose. Malts tend to come in waves, all of a sudden there is lots of Ardbeg. Laphraoig etc.. on the shelves, and it slowly dissappears. Hopefully we will get the new 16 yr old Airigh nam beist, although i have already ordered some from The Whisky Exchange to make sure I dont miss out.
Does any body know if Airigh nam beist is going to become a standard expression for some time? or will it dissappear like the 17 yr old
thanks for now Ardbug