Laphroaig 10 Surprise
So far I've had 5 "different" whiskies. Four were from Glenmorangie from a sampler (which lead me to purchase a Quinta Ruban and still hunting for a Nectar D'Or) and Macallan 12. I love them so much I swear whisky is my new favorite thing. I'm going to go broke replenishing my stock
So, tonight at a lounge I saw a bottle of Laphoaig 10 sitting on the shelf and ordered a glass (neat, and I requested it served in a "nosing glass" as I don't know what the glass is actually called in a bar). I figured this was a cheaper way of figuring out what I like than buying and bottle and hating it.
Well, I'm glad I did. I drank liquid old english pipe tobacco. I can't stand old english pipe tobacco. At first I was disgusted and the bartender walked buy and made a disgusted face at the smell. I then decided to try it again and really pick out each flavor.
Yep, still gross. But I can say that I appreciate the work that went into this whisky. It's just not for me.
So, I have to ask. Is this peaty, smoky flavor common in whisky? Did I just get lucky with my first two bottles or am I going to be severely limited in what I will be enjoying. What are whiskies I should just straight up avoid? The peat, seaweed, smokey flavor is NOT my thing.
I must say I feel a little less manly. Perhaps I don't deserve my beard.