Finally Tried a Couple Single Malts..Whats Next?
So I finally got to try a couple single malts. I had a laphroaig 10 yr and macallan 12. Now, I did like the smoke/peat flavor of the laphroaig but the 10 year wasn't as smooth as I'd like it to be. The macallan was great, I usually have to drop a few cubes in my whiskey and this was the first one I've never had to do that with. I'm going to grab a bottle of the macallan, but my question is about the islay malts. From what I've read laphroaig, lagavulin, and caol ila all have the same peaty/smoky flavor. At almost $100 the lagavulin is out right now, so my choice is between the laphroaig 10 yr and caol ila 12 year, I've found both at local liquor stores and they are both about the same price...does either one stand out against the other??