Sir Sherry wrote:
It took me 3 years to try whisky again.
I remember my first Laphroaig. This was back in the days when I still had only tried Glenlivet & Balvenie (and still occasionally took my Scotch on the rocks). I was out at an Elephant & Castle celebrating the passing of one of my first professional exams and decided to go crazy and try a few drams off of their (what I considered at the time) very impressive list of single malts. When I got to the Laphroaig 10, I nearly spit it out. My comment to the waitress was something along the lines of "Is this supposed to taste like this? Did someone spike my drink with novacain?". She laughed.
It wasn't until a few years later when I tried a few Islays at the Philadelphia Whisky Festival that I learned how much I actually love the stuff.