I really don't like the stuff, no matter how much I try.
Agreed. The standard 16 is nice
, and I wouldn't turn down a dram of it, but it's just fairly ordinary by my palate, certainly not worthy of the mountainous praise that is lumped upon it. Talisker 10 falls into this category for me.
Adelphi's Breath of Speyside (Glenfarclas) got a medal and praise galore from the MM's, but it just seems to have this highly annoying swamped turkish delight thing going on that is impossible to get beyond.
Bruichladdich expressions are really just terribly boring to me, i've had quite a few from the range and its all just a bit samey for my tastes.