Help! It all tastes like water...
Hi guys, I have been 'into' single malts for about 2 years now, and I have had a problem since yesterday.
Last night I bought a bottle of Yoichi 12 (Fantastic whisky). I opened it and poured a dram, sniffed it and...nothing! I tasted it and it seemed thin and watery, could detect little flavour and seemed like it was about 30% (actually bottled at 45%).
I finished the dram and decided it must have been poorly sealed and evaporated (Strange coz Yoichi's are always consistent). I then got out the trusty Talisker 10 (still 3/4's full), pulled out the cork, put my nose to the bottle and...nothing! Smelled like a diluted blend. I sipped and got more of the same...watery and seemed underproof.
I now suspected something was very wrong, so got out the Laphroaig Q/C and had a sniff...nothing! Had to stick my nose right in the bottle and inhale deeply before I could detect any alcohol or peat. I didn't even before drinking any.
I came home from work tonight and it's still the same, all my whisky's, from the Balvenie to the Laphroaig to A'bunadh seem watery and devoid of flavour. I don't think I'm developing a cold, what has happened to me? Has anybody else experienced this? Will it go away soon? Please help!