so... i waited this morning for my "fun pack" to arrive. submitted for your approval, my "gang of five": "50 (years of scotch) at 50 (years old)" and one to grow on: the "wild card" cask strength (or overstrength, if you prefer) glenfarclas 105 (margaret thatcher's tipple of choice--although that will not dissuade me from giving it a go!). i expect to open the glenfarclas and HP 12 first--the later seeming the best choice to share with my (japanese) neighbors at a shindig on june 1--and then work toward what i imagine will likely be the smokier and peatier expressions, ending with the lagavulin 16 (perhaps the springbank 10 will provide an intermezzo of sorts?). the lagavulin and caol ila are the bottles that were the no-doubters when i contemplated what to purchase, but i look forward to all of these bottles with great antici... [say it frank!]... pation! slainthe!!!