BkBlankenship - thank you so much for your post.
I thrive on Islay malts. I love all scotch but this is what i want when I drink.
I am willing to pay some real cash for that Octomore but your statement of the palette kinda shutting down is highly relevant to me. I have a bottle of Supernova and it is like a "nuke and pave" of my taste buds. In the best way possible.
Would you recommend me going on a hunt for the Octomore? I am pretty much guaranteed to spend $150-300 for it if I can find it. Worth it? Or would it be tantamount to drinking water from a fire hydrant?
As far as my recommendations for peated scotches, I must recommend the Lagavulin 12 year limited edition. Orgasm in a bottle, very limited and collectible, but a bit pricey at $90 or so per bottle.