Whilst writing this I am thoroughly enjoying a glass of Ardbeg 10 yo. Though a long-time fan of Islay whiskies I'd never tried this one and I can heartily recommend it. It requires great strength of mind to be able to stop drinking once the first few drops hits your tongue. Anyway, my question is this: how do the Japanese distilleries match up to the Scottish? I've heard that the climate in Japan is very good for whisky but I've never tried it. The bottles look tantalizing in the shop but seem slightly more expensive than their Scottish counterparts. What are your thoughts? What should I try?