Originally Posted by Islay Peat
I'd think that since he's a Laphroaig fan and has thrown out the names, I'd suggest Ardbeg Corryvreckan and Lagavulin 16.
I agree 100% on the corryvreckan! Lagavulin, to me, is too much like laphroaig to justify the price difference, but its very good nonetheless and no one would lament at receiving it as a present, for sure.
If you're going to go Ardbeg, I'd definitely get the corry. In my opinion, and with good reason, Uigeadail and the 10 yr are just watered-down versions of the corry. You'll notice as you step down from the corry to the oogy and to the 10, you'll see the price decreases $20 each time as well as the alcohol content. Therefore your most flavorful and hard-hitting is going to be the corry.
As far as presents go, he'll never forget the corry. That I can assure you!