wow...cant compete wth that, but here's my take on quarter cask
Actually couldnt wait for the weather to cool down so had to sample the Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Now have been playing with it for a week, comparing it to the 10 yr Laphroaig, as well as Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg 10.
Have to say it has quickly become my favorite. In my (short and shallow) experience, nothing rewards a continuous swirl around the mouth like 1/4 cask Laphroaig. It has a buttery savory-ness to it that so far in my experience is incomparable. The 10 yr Laphroaig has some of this as well and is still my favorite for a "daily dram". Lagavulin 16 has its own rewarding complexities, and the Ardbeg still escapes my appreciation for some reason.
But the 1/4 cask Laphroaig keeps drawing me back. I find myself not just swirling it, but practically gargling with it. Anyone else feel this way?