Classic of Islay (Lagavulin)
I was going to buy a Laphroaig QC when I stumbled upon a website that sells a whisky called Classic Of Islay (Lagavulin) there are 12, 15, 21, and 26 year old versions, all at 92 proof. I then did some research to try and find out if this version of Lagavulin is any good, and came up with close to nothing. I did find a few pictures of the bottle, although it was a cask strength version that is probably only available in Europe. The 12 year is the bottle that interests me since the price is around the same as the Laphroaig QC at $45.
Here are tasting notes from Charles Perry of the LA Times from an article he wrote on independent bottlings. (no idea who he is, someone else might)
Classic of Islay (Lagavulin), 12 years old, Vintage Malt Whisky Co., $44.95
Extremely distinctive, with a powerful, smoky nose of peat and iodine; rounded, mouth-filling and dry on the palate, with a long finish. 92 proof.
I am just hopping someone on here has tasted on of these bottlings, or heard something about them.