Originally Posted by rosamarie3
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'm seeing a lot of Ardgerg, is that because it's the most comparable to Laphroaig?
I'm thinking I'm gonna go with the Ardbeg Uigeadail. Sounds like something he'd love.
Islay Peat: I might also spring for the Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist. I live in Alaska USA, so the selection is limited here, but I did find someplace online: The Whiskey Place, that has it in stock and can ship to me.
Both distilleries are on the same island in Scotland where the usage of peat in drying the barley continued uninterrupted when the rest of the country quit using it, and that gives a particularly smoky aspect that lovers of Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bowmore and others are renowned for.
I've really liked the Uigeadail from the first time I tried it and it's available from time to time in the Fairbanks area, as is the bottle of Corryvreckan I picked up last month and what I liked about the Uigeadail, I think is there in spades with the Corryvreckan.
If you're at all close to Anchorage I would think you could find anything you wanted. By the way, there's a scotch tasting/dinner at the Chena Pump House in Fairbanks on May 2nd if you're anywhere close by.