Rolex: That was my closest alternative
I just found the OP to be a little more dressy and liked the steel crown on the dial too. A little detail is also the shape of the bezel: flat for the Explo and convex for the OP.
Rolex: I think the smaller brands will take a hit
By "smaller", I mean all brands outside of Rolex and Patek: they should become difficult to sell in the short term Regarding hot models from Rolex and Patek, I believe there is an adjustment too but smaller
Food & Wine: Look at that yellow!
I would be very curious to taste that one. Caol Ila is a mythical name - I would be keen to visit the distillery one day. Last one I did was the small Edradour - lovely place
Food & Wine: More than 60°
That is not your usual drink, and mixing it with anything would lower the alcohol content to unacceptable levels