Gidday Wub, how ya goin'?
sounds to me like yer in this for the duration!
I'd say yer tasting notes were perfect for a newbie! Congratulations! Keep this up and whisky will burn a hole in yer pockets before you can say "g'day" 3.000 times!
Many of us got scuppered by the "love it or hate it" in-yer-face medicinal sea spray of a Laphroiag, or its neighbours(everybody has 'em , even Kylie bless her! Met her once. Knee high to a grasshopper but much prettier) ...Ardbeg and Lagavulin. If yer fancy Laphroaig, you have to try these! trust me!
some bastards can't stand all that peaty, smokey, raw shit, but I say they're just cissies and pooftahs! But for the likes o' you and I, hearty alpha male types, the Lappie's uncompromising nature is what alerts us to the world of whisky! Other non-Islay malts(prounounced "I-La" if you're a pom. "Izzly" if yer a native of Oz) are subtler and take time to get to know. I think it's fairly typical that yer love of a whisky grows as yer toungue gets accustomed!
a bit like a sheila - you sorta know from the first kiss. Bit like you and that Laphroaig.By the way, I like a bit o' "ruff" meself!
I wouldn't mind betting you a kangaroo's fart that the next time you try the Solera 15 'fiddich, it'll taste grouse mate!(Not "Famous Grouse" !! Thats'a famous whisky blend which most of us malt snobs turn their bloody noses up at. We hate to admit we sorta like it from time to time, especially over ice on a hot day, when maybe yer senses are too fried to try anything too subtle, like a single malt! But shhhh! I didn't say that, OK?)
You described perfectly what still happens to me after 10 years of whisky mayhem. I always get more on the 2nd dram! And even more on the 3rd!
..."Rat-arsed" that is!
give it time...tiny sips, and best when you've eaten , and can relax. I once took 21 minutes just sniffin' this ripper of a 21 year old Lagavulin! But then I like sniffin' 21 year olds, bein' the dirty old dog that I am...
So welcome! There's no turning back now mate! You're hooked, I can tell.
But what the heck do I know? I'm just a pommie know -it-all bastard!
Enjoy the ride!