Picked a bottle of Ardbeg 10yr today. It's fabulous. Peaty but not medicinal (at least not as in Laphroaig), fruity and really good. Really had an "Eureka" moment here.
Also bought a bottle of Edradour, wanted to try something woody and the shopkeeper recommended me that one along with Glenfarclas. Hopefully it is worth it.
By the way, concerning Port Ellen, he told me he heard the distillery was getting back to work or planning to do so. With some luck it isn't simply rumours.