I've got a couple bottles of the 20yo Caledonian cask strength. It's a nice dram but doesn't have the peaty, smoky medicinalness of the younger ob bottlings. The Laphroaig Cadenheads I've tried (12 & 13yo's) have been excellent! A couple other IB's I have and tasted is the 14yo Signatory Unchillfiltered and a 14yo Murray McDavid, both are from 1988 and both are very good IMO, though I seem to like the Sig a little better (not by much!).
** if you where to get one $200 - 300 bottle of laphroaig for a gift to yourself - what would you get??
I don't think I'd ever spend that much for a Laphroaig unless it was a special casked strength bottling from the distillery.
I save that kind of big bucks for Port Ellens!
** as for the 50 - 100$ .. any comments??
Laphroaig Quarter Cask & Cask Strength, and when in Scotland, a Cadenhead!