I want to put together a sampler of Scotches in 50ml bottles. The recipient has tried and enjoyed Glenlivet 12 and Highland Park 18 (which unfortunately the local store is no longer stocking in the mini airplane bottles). I really wanted to include an Islay (I've had Laphroaig but he hasn't) but no one seems to sell any of the Islays in sample bottles. Buying a larger bottle isn't an option for this particular gift.
Here's what's available to me:
Arran 10 Yr Single Malt Scotch
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12yr
Glenlivet 12 Scotch
Longmorn 15 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky 90 Proof
Macallan 12 Years Old
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Single Malt Scotch 80 Proof
All of these are Speysides except for maybe the Arran (I'm not familiar with it)? Is there too little variety amongst these bottlings to make a gift sampler interesting? Or does anyone have a fabulous source that stocks a greater variety of 50ml bottles?
All of the more common blended scotches are available in this size too, but I didn't think it made sense to include blended Scotch with single malts. Yes/no?