Lagavulin 16 - a place no speyside lover should go.
I am drinking Lag 16, for the first time, and the smokey nose ruins it for me. I love nosing Balvenies and old 'Livets and old 'Fiddichs: their sweet beautiful aromas portend great palates. Now I know why the experts say Lag is not for novices. The nose is so off-putting I can't enjoy what is a pretty decent palate. The aftertaste leaves that nasty smoke taste in my mouth.
At the risk of incurring your scorn, I look forward to finishing this dram so I can cleanse my palate with some Glenlivet 18. I should 've bought another bottle of Nadurra Triumph or HP 18.
Can someone explain why so many "afficianados" are so enamored with this?