Laphroaig 10 vs Lagavulin 16
Relatively new scotch drinker here...last 6 months or so by way of Johnnie Walker Gold (Jack Daniels Single Barrel before that, and Courvoisier XO before that!!)
Was recommended Laphroaig 10 yr as an "out there" scotch, kind of like Bookers in bourbon. On a lark tried it; 180 degrees from JW Gold...loved it!
Different whiskies for different moods. Still like my JWG and JDSB. (Cognac has gone towards Martell Cordon Bleu...) Anyway, just tried Lagavulin 16 and love it as well. Laphroiag is a bit coarser, although just as punchy and about 1/3 the price.
So, two questions: What do people think of Laphroaig vs Lagavulin? How about Ardbeg (which I have yet to try)?
Having tried the first two, I'd be interested to hear people's take on each regarding flavors, taste, impact, etc. to see how they jive with my impressions. Also curious to see how people think Ardbeg stands up before I try it. Welcome all comments!