I do not have an extensive experience with Single Malts, but what I do know is that I truly enjoy what you all describe as the "Big Peats".
That's pretty natural for newbies, they like that type of smack you in the face kind of stuff...hopefully you'll get over it.
But Lag 16, Talisker 10 and Laphroaig 10 make me very, very happy. So much emotion in such a small glass.
There is no 'emotion' in a small glass or a big glass or any glass for that matter, you are misusing the word - don't feel bad though - that is very typical in today's society, where we seem to have forgetten what words mean and just use them because they tend to sound fluffy and are trendy - 'emotion' is just one such word.
Anyway, look up the meaning of the word - people have emotions, not inanimate objects. I think I kind of know what you mean but you are mis-using your vocabulary to express it. Would you say there is emotion in a kitchen sink ? Of course not (well some people on here would) - why because, sinks and inanimate objects don't have emotions. People can get emotional about things, like a smelly sink or a glass of scotch - But there is no emotion in them - the emotion is in the person. I would say that this is an obvious notion and that everyone knows it, but it doesn't seem to be the case because they are constently misusing these words.
It becomes very hard to understand what anyone is saying when everyone starts making up their own meaning for words, that's why we have words - because the mean cetains things, thus allowing us to let others know what we are talking about. Of course this is a very unpopular notion in today's society where we are all try to make something out of nothing and sound more important than we really are.
Just a little bit of advice - take it or leave it. Personally when I talk I say it straight foward so people know what I'm talking about ...........witness the response I get around here, people know what I'm talking about and it gets them all bent out of shape, tough cookies - What are you going to do - some people are just very frail and insecure, but that's the price for speaking frankly and using words how they were ment to be used and not sugar coating everything, so as to accomondate a pamper society.
All of the above is right in line with my philosophy on tasting scotch - that is - there is no cookie batter, pinapples or stew prunes in scotch, if you taste it you've joined the club of the disillusioned...Personally I want my scotch to taste like scotch, that why I drink it and that's why I pay dearly for it, if I want to tastes cookie batter and prunes I'll go buy some and save myself some money. Scotch is for men - cookies, stew prunes, heather, honey - that's for old women...........I drink scotch because it taste like scotch and there is only one place you can get that taste - In a bottle of scotch. Why some people want it, look for it to taste like everything else is beyond me. Go eat cookies and sniff some heather if that's what you want - wimps
Hopefull you'll get over that peat thing. and the best to you