someone needs to put a cork in this thread
But wpt, only the screwtop bottles have
Ed, your comment about heather is telling. There are many odors and flavors named by various reviewers that mean nothing to me, because I have never experienced them. I have no idea what a sultana tastes like, for example, and marzipan is only a vague concept to me.
There are two ways I can think of to experience heather: go to Scotland in August and smell the stuff in bloom (alas, I'm always there in October); or get some pure heather honey (i.e. made by bees that feed purely on heather) and take a whiff of that. I expect that even if such were available in Japan, it would be rather expensive.
The same thing applies to peat smoke, perhaps even more so. This is one of the most commonly discussed aromas among whisky drinkers, and we have had lengthy debates here about the difference, if there is any, between peat and smoke. My feeling is that it is impossible to fully understand this unless one has been in the Scottish (or Irish) countryside in cold weather and smelled an honest-to-gosh peat fire. There is nothing like it, and that odor and its memory are worth the trip. One of the very things that turned me on to malts was sticking my nose into a glass of Lagavulin and being instantly transported back to the Highlands. Like Mr. Depp, I was very happy just smelling the stuff. (I drank mine, though.)
I am going to email the Yankee Candle Company right now and suggest they make a peat-smoke scented candle. If such were available, I'd burn them in my pub. If I had a pub.
Back on topic...Nock suggests on another thread that screwtop bottles don't pour as well. Any comment on that?
Admiral ("I guess it depends which way you screw!"): To start, I screw off....