QUOTE Didn't like Lagavulin 12 the first time I tried it, but last week found out that I like it even better than the 16.
I know exactly what you mean. Although I have not opened that one yet.
As an Islay drinker, I made a point to go out and try other types for various regions.
My first taste of Sherry finished types like macallan cask strength I didn't care for at all. That as all changed now.
Same for the Balvenie 15 YO single barrel. I found out after half a bottle that
I became very fond of the stuff.
I am trying to develop my taste to the point that I might dare to open a bottle of the TUN 1401 #3. Just don't think I'm worthy of it yet.