Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander
You guys see anything missing here that is a must try I haven't sampled yet? I think my next shot will go to Campbeltown, Springbank. Is the 18 worth the premium?
Anything new hitting shelves that you guys are stoked over?
I'm flummoxed by your evolution away from HP 18 (especially towards Balvenie!), but each to their own.
Three really notable distilleries you've overlooked are Bunnahabain (the 18 yr old is particularly good), Bruichladdich (huge variation in character across the many bottling they produce), and especially Glenlivet (the G&M 21 yr old 'George and JG Smith' bottling and the 1991 Nadurra Triumph are particular standouts).
For Macallan, you might give the Cask Strength a try - I think it's the best of their core bottlings.
I think Springbank is overpriced in general, but the 18 and the CV are the only two of that line I really like. If you can find it though, there's a Longrow finished in Gaja Barolo barrels that's outstanding. I've also had a good Glen Scotia but I don't recall which one.
You've also missed my namesake - Longmorn.
Finally - I see you've got Irish whiskey on there too, but no mention of Midleton's Very Rare. That is a huge oversight - best of the bunch in my experience.