I wanted to start a little educational series about how the barrel type effects the flavor of a whisky, but I was having trouble finding a really fine example that was neither too obvious nor too subtle. This new ten year Laphroaig from Signatory is perfect and will prove as tasty as it will pedagogical. Aged in a refill sherry butt, the richness of the wood is on display, but remains restrained due to the fact that another whisky has already soaked up much of the intensity. Come and taste a magnificant Islay for pennies on the dollar. Should be around $4 or less. And that's for a full glass, Jack! Martin's West, Redwood City, 6 PM, one bottle only, first come first served.