Thanks for the advice fellows , I'll not give up too easy .
Have not tried cheese , chocolate or others when tasting Whisky but I do like old Gouda , actually the spiced is my favourite
I did try the Laphroaig again and I let it sit for a bit with some ice (yes I know...BLASPHAMY !) I took my time with it and while the first taste was a bit harsh on the second I concentrated and tasted other flavours in it which overcame the medicine taste and to be honest I did somewhat enjoy it this go around , I actually did get some sweetness and spices . I also used my nose more this time and it found new aromas , this is something along with the tasting I really have to start learning .
I think with it being a cask strength one has to ease into it so I'll keep trying it reducing the ice and switching to just a bit less water too . I thing this will allow me to taste it better and the objectional side of it not overpower the good
I'm a Whisky novice , it's a learning experience each time I try a new Whisky
which is half the fun