Originally Posted by nitehawk55
Thanks fellows . I sort of got this half knowing it would not be to my liking (from reading other impressions ) as I'm not a long term seasoned Scotch drinker and have not tried an Islay Whisky till now .
Iodine and medicine taste are pretty much how it tastes to me at this point so I'll keep trying it from time to time and see if my tastebuds say different .
I don't know how you find any "sweetness" in there , the peat is there but that's about all I'm getting from it .
Good for snake bite I expect
Take an oz, add a few drops of water and let it rest with a cover on for 10 min or so. Than really take your time picking it apart. Once you get over the smoke and peat and spicy heat, you'll start to get more. And I'm not referring to iodine and brine.
You'll see. Try some more mild peated whisky, they don't all have the medicinal properties that turn so many off. You might like the peaty flavor when it's more integrated. How about The Balvenie 17yr Peated Cask. It's the classic Balvenie profile with a whisper of peat on the nose and palate. It's really nice.