afviper wrote:You said you found them to be good but only rated the 12 a 5/10 which seems to be very low, are they worth buying over the Laphroaig QC? Or other Islays in the same price range? Its just that I want to try Lagavulin, but the price has been keeping me away, this seems to be a cheaper alternative.
Sorry, I should not post our (ganga and myself) ratings scale without explaining our scale. Unlike most scales published ours is used from the bottom of a Zero all the way to the 10. To give you an idea:
10 Malt O' The Gods
6 Very Good
And yes we have 10's and yes we have zeros.
Now in my posting I mentioned the 21yo. This is a mistake and I should edit the listing. I happen to be thinking of the 21yo Dram Select for some reason.
Alas I have a bottle of QC but I have not tried it yet. From my experience with the Classic of Islay it does not even match up with the standard Laphroaig 10yo, much less the QC which is rated higher by many. As far as the Lagavulin, the Classic 12yo @ 46% will give you a small idea of what Lagavulin is about (the peat part), but it is no were near the complexity of the standard 16yo (which is a 9/10 on our scale).