whiskey & alement's specialty is their boilermaker pairings: for less than 20$AU (a lot at $17 or so, as i recall), you get very high quality bottles and drams--and they're very good about making recommendations based on your taste. when i was there in february, i enjoyed expressions from kilchoman and black adder, i believe--and, with the former (?), i think they paired whisky from nikka (yoichi 10, maybe? a bit fuzzy on it now). they get a great crowd, too, thanks to their rep first and location second. DO give them a go and tell them a satisfied american customer sent u!
hope that the lagavulin 16 is more than just "caol ila plus alpha": what you read about it promises something considerably more impressive and smoky...