Has anyone tried the Trader Joe's branded scotch? I noticed the Macallan and Ardberg 10yr's for $20 which doesn't sound all that cheap for just a 10yr single malt. How do these stack up to their older equivalents? I would assume these are more of mixing scotches rather than sipping?
While we are on the topic, has anyone found a better single malt Islay region scotch than Lagavulin? I've tried a few other Islay region scotches such as Laphroaig, Dalwhinnie, and Oban but none can compete with the smoothness.
Does anyone know of any SoCal scotch tasting events in the near future?