\"My first time\" (Re: Lagavulin
>Over the course of that hour a curious thing happened. I can't say that I came
>to like it, but I certainly began to dislike it less...
The first time I ever had a peated scotch was when I bought a bottle
of Laphroaig. A friend and I sat at my dining room table listening to
music and pouring *very small* glasses of the stuff. We hated it.
We looked at each other like we'd just wasted our money, but didn't
want to admit it. The stuff tasted like licking an ashtray. A tarry ashtray.
We drank little sips, trying to smile.
It was a week before I summoned up enough courage to open the bottle
again. It slowly started growing on me...
A month later, I declared that it was the best whisk/e/y that I had in
the whole house.
p.s. The effect of chill filtering is *huge* for peated scotches. If you have a
chance to try a non-chill-filtered Laphroaig (especially side-by-side with
a chill-filtered version), you'll be absolutely amazed at the difference.
The non-chill-filtered version in an absolute PEAT MONSTER.