Originally Posted by ama
Balvine Doublewood and Laphroig 10 are usually available for around $30 here. Both are more interesting than JWB IMO.
Wow, they're both around $50 in Chicago. I can see the argument here with the former choice but Laphroaig is so unique that I'm not sure it's a fair comparison. I think you'd have to pick something with a similar flavor profile. I think a taste test comparison is a good plan.