Good single malt whisky that has an online offer running currently at Dan Murphys.
$74.85 delivered for eBay Plus members using coupon code PBOTTLE
already used 4 out of 10 transaction for dan's bottles using that code! i dont want anymore!! LOL
They've also got the Talisker 10 for $76.05. Amazon also has them available for the same price with free delivery.
Talisker is soooo… much better.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is particularly monodimensional - very much a bucket of tar. Gave 70% of my bottle away. It didn't so much put hair on my chest as singe it off!
Talisker still has distinct smoke/peat character - but you can taste so much more.
It is like chilli to me. Like the flavour and a little warmth - but not so much that it overwhelms all the other components of the dish.
I get where you're coming from but I've found as you get used to more aggressively peated whiskys the more they open up. When I was chasing the peat monster a couple of years back (to the point where I found the Octomore 7.1 wasn't nearly peaty enough) something milder like the Ardbeg 10 had a lot more complexity - I could look past the peat to experience the creamy vanilla/oak notes.
Eventually I decided imbuing the liquid expression of a Hebridean Viking raid wasn't great for my health (or wallet), so nowadays I do find peat a bit more overwhelming.
The correct amount of peatiness is such that the women retreat to the other end of the house when the bottle is opened.
"the liquid expression of a Hebridean Viking raid "
Thank you for that. "Like lapsong souchong." didn't quite carry the full weight of the Talisker 10 year old single…
chilli absolutely kills my taste buds! Can't taste anything in a meal but chilli when it's in it.