For my part, I didn't find the Ardbeg to my taste...but de gustibus non disputandum est, non?Peeping Tom said:I tried the Bruichladdie 15 year and wasn't too impressed - probably my last choice among the Islays. I'm leaning more towards the Lagavulin and Ardbeg malts.
Bushmills in particular makes a big deal out of being triple-distilled according to common, if not universal, Irish practice. (By contrast, double-distilling is traditional for Scotch). But, like their claim to being the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery, the value of this is worthy of some skepticism.J. Peterman said:I was told that Irish whiskey was quite a bit smoother, since it is distilled twice. Can anyone verify this to be true, or it it just the quality of the booze you buy?