Originally Posted by jwise
Ahhh... Lag 16! Here's a snippet of something I wrote while enjoying the venerable 16yr:
"I am sitting by the campfire, I have finished a wonderful spiced apple cobbler. The flavors are still on my tongue as I pull back on a maduro cigar. I am downwind, catching a face full of smoke (both from the fire and from the cigar). This whisky encapsulates this experience for me, which brings me to a place where happiness ensues. If you don't like campfires, smoking cigars, spiced apple cobbler, or whisky, then stay away from Lagavulin 16yr!"
That's it! Everyone loves this stuff, but I'm done. Too much smoke. I tasted smoke in my mouth in the morning after a thorough brush and Glenlivet 18. I'll stick to my Balvenie 21 - thank you. And yes, I don't smoke cigars and I like campfires that I can walk away from. I love whisky - but not this variety.
BTW-What are the other "smoky" scotches so I know what to avoid?