The 12 year old is a yearly cask strength release and I was under the impression that it was highly regarded. I've not had it before and am considering buying the 2016 Anniversary release for £105 using a £35 gift card that I received. Much more affordable, and one I had considered, in the peated vein, is the Longrow Peated for £50, but I already own the Longrow CV so that made no sense. The retailer had an Old Malt Cask Ardmore 20 yo for £95 but we bought the last bottle (along with some other bottles) for a friend who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.Whilst the 16yo is a decent benchmark Malt the general release range isn't that interesting with the 8yo, 12yo and Game of Thrones edition and occasional Distillers Editions. The Feis Ile releases are expensive from the outset with the common supply and demand issues of sought after whiskies.