I try not to comment on a bottle until I've tasted at least a 3rd of the bottle and over a period of many days. Each day I have a drink, it tastes a bit different, but there are consistencies which I can attribute to each brand after I've had a good bit of it many times and over a period of a long time. With whisky, it seems like my 1st impression is always wrong. The ones I liked at the 1st drink, I ended up not liking that much later on. And the ones I didn't care much for in the beginning, ended up being my favorites.
The only exeption is Talisker 10. The taste is so bad and so lingering, that I'm actually scared to try it again. Its like a bad perfume that I can't wash off. So, I don't know if I just don't like Taliskers or if its a bad bottle. With the rep Talisker has, it might be the way its supposed to taste. My friend agrees. Neither of us want anything to do with it. I have no idea what to do with that bottle. Maybe I'll try it again when I have a cold