I'm going to use this thread to showcase whiskies that are similar, and rate them head-to-head.
To start off with, let's take Bunnahabhain 12yr
vs. Highland Park 12yr
Winner: HP 12yr.
The HP was much better balanced, and the hint of smoke really adds something to the overall taste. The Bunny just had too much marine flavor (sea air, salt, etc...), throwing it off balance.