What is everyone drinking these days?  I just discovered the Laphroaig brand.  Excellent stuff.  Really smoky taste with a great finish.

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Woodford Reserve.

Caol Ila (which if memory serves might be owned by Laphroaig...): hard to find but the best single-malt I've had.  Smoky, peaty, and just amazing.

Yes Christopher, Caol Ila is definitely one of the finest single malts around, but the Caol Ila distillery is owned by Diageo, a British multi-national alcoholic drinks company. The Laphroaig distillery is owned by Beam inc. -- an American spirits company.

Like you, my preference in whisky is for the peaty flavours of the Islay Malts: Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg and others. They are truly unique; and Islay Malts are without doubt the most richly flavoured of all whiskies, and once tasted nothing compares.

Ah, thank you for setting me straight Martin; I wasn't sure about my information.   Knowing who owns Caol Ila is far less important to me, however, than knowing where I can find it locally!  I usually have to special-order it. 

Glenmorangie because I prefer something a little smoother.

I'm more of a bourbon drinker myself, but i do fancy a few fingers of The Famous Grouse now and then. Not exactly high-class, but very smooth and a nice addition to a good book. If i'm going to splurge, i have to go with one of Glenfidditch's offerings. Love the 18-year, when i can find it. So hard to find a good Scotch in this part of the country.

The Dalmore - never fails to please.

http://www.thedalmore.com/

I like Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek, or Maker's Mark, personally. Over ice.

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