it depends on what you are like with your whisky drinking, I'm on a personal mission to sample every whisky in the world
because of this I like to try as much variation as possible and rarely go back to old malts - not very clever as a repeat trip really gives you a bit more. I know this, but I'm just a sucker for the next experience.
Galileo is not a great Ardbeg, that's the problem. If you're an Ardbeg'r then you're probably not going to be too excited, same with Blasda.
I tried both open minded and tried to ignore they were Ardbegs and treated them like "just another whisky", in that regard they were both cracking. I'm certainly looking forward to going back to it and seeing what I think now.
My Galileo was not a sample, but a bottle, and over time in the glass (and during the course of the bottle) it really opened up and grew on me.
The Blasda was also a great summer dram, for sitting in my garden with a light and refreshing malt - I would drink this in the middle of December, but then again I wouldn't drink a PX GlenDronach Single Cask in the middle of August