Re: Laphroaig 10 new to peat
I just bought a bottle, as my first single malt bottle ever. Previously I've tried American bourbons, Irish blends, and a few odd ball blends (one made in Iowa for instance, where I am from). I have been reading about whiskey making for almost 2 years, as a chemist interest (I'm a pharmacist), and its permutations (moonshine). I looked at my local liquor store and write down what they had in my single malt price range and researched a little. Laphroaig 10 year seemed iconic for the dollar, so here we go.
I just now had my first drink...
The smell is amazing. I wish I could nose this at work when stress gets high... its like licorice and outdoors
The sip... wow, its like a camp fire and iodine. Very overwhelming. Killer compared to the smooth blends I am used to.
The after... nice. Like after a good cigar or charred steak. I can't lie, it was way more intense than I expected, but after is nice. More pleasant than the corn spirits in the local blends.
Do I like it... I am not sure. Its the only single malt I have had and after that smoky punch to the face, I'm not sure if Islay is my deal. But I'll sure as hell give it several more tries.