Lord_Pfaffin wrote:Afterall self-flatulence is for religious zealots.
You do mean "flagellation"...don't you?
That odor may not be iodine after all.
Seems like most of the folks here love those malts you might think of as difficult. They do grow on you (but then again, so do warts). I had a friend who used to eat green olives out of the jar like popcorn. I didn't care much for olives at the time, but tried one when offered. "That's awful," I told him. "....Give me another one!" Sometimes whisky is like that.
Laphroaig is the most famously medicinal of all the malts, LP, but we have been discussing for some time whether they've toned the flagship 10yo down in recent years, and whether they might have toned it back up. I guess that would be the one you'd want to avoid. Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Port Ellen, and Caol Ila are the other Islays with big smoky profiles, but how iodine-tinged they are is for you to decide. There are others with a maritime bent, to one extent or another--Bowmore, Old Pulteney. Suggest you pick up Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion and look for descriptors like "seaweed" and "kippers".