Originally Posted by sf_esq
Nice. Curious, what did you not like about the Laphroaig? Surprised you liked the Talisker and Ardbeg (which Ardbeg, BTW?), but hated the Laphroaig. Also, what's your top 3 or 4 of those you mentioned trying? Some good ones there, so just curious.
The Laphroaig I really didn't like the medicinal type flavour. Ardbeg (the 10 yo) I liked because the smoke really came through after the peat, but with the Laph all I tasted was iodine, really didn't do much for me.
Top 3 or 4? Hmm. Talisker would probably be number 1, HP12 at 2, Crag 12 and Dal 15 tied at 3, Ardbeg at 4.
Ask me the same thing in a couple of months and the Crag and Ardbeg will probably be higher. The Cragganmore I'm only just starting to fully appreciate and every dram I have I get more and more from. The Ardbeg I'm still getting used to as well, once I can start tasting the other notes besides peat and smoke I'm sure I'll enjoy it even more (although I can taste a really really slight hint of lemon in there already).
Impolyt, which version of the Bowmore?