Some reviews have said that the 12 year is better but I disagree. The15 is expensive but those extra three years and higher ABV really kick this whisky up a notch with regard to the spices and the fruit/cherry notes. The nose and palate share many of the tasting notes from the 12, but the 15 provides a better, more rounded mouthfeel that coats the tongue better and holds the finish longer. I rate the 12 as a solid 88. This is a step up and scores 90 in my book. Yes, it’s expensive, so if money is a priority then stick with the 12, but if the extra dollars are within your budget, then go with the 15 because it’s a wonderful example of what Ireland has to offer.