Ganga wrote:I don't think it's Longmorn that everyone is thinking about but rather Longrow (from Springbank).
Correct, but Mr. T already made that observation a wee bit further up.
Ganga wrote:Ardmore has some mediocre peated ones but there are some truly outstanding ones as well.
The Gordon & Macphail cask strength is a great example of Ardmore IMO.
Ganga wrote:Strathislay has some peated whiskies released under another name (Glencraig?).
I know what you are thinking of here Ganga, but the peated Strathisla was called Craigduff. It was not well regarded and was discontinued quite quickly. Glencraig came out of the Glenburgie distillery and its distinguishing feature was that it came off a Lomond still, not that it was heavily peated.
For something unusual Jonny you should fork out for a bottle of the peated Amrut (Indian) whisky. It is excellent and has many of the characteristics of a full on Islay. Well worth a try.
Also some good peated Japanese malt like Hokkaido out of the Hakushu distillery. Not cheap though.