A friend of mine who has just recently gotten into drinking whisky was given a bottle of Laphroaig QC by his girlfriend. After taking one sip, he **** the bottle to me! I gave him market value, so as not to discourage his experimentation.
Needless to say, he comes to me now before making any purchases! He has had Aberlour 12, Bunnahabhain 12, and will probably be trying Dalmore 12 next.