I hear all these Costco-single malt drinkers. These retards that get minis in first class on an airplane, buy these fake get ups from Sam's club, those who think they know scotch. The throngs of consumers who think they know what a real scotch should taste like. They want something to make drinking easy. Good scotch isn't work per se, but the flavors and complexity must come before making drinking spirits easy to drink.
Laphroaig. Laphroaig 10, Laphroaig 10/Cask Strength, Laphroaig 15 and the super-Laphroaigs, which are aged more than 15 years.
The other day I had a glass out by the computer. My wife came in an said, the computer smells like its screwed up, like that "blue smoke" smell. I leaned over expecting the acrid burn of of the "blue smoke" on to find Laphroaig fumes wafting up from the glass.
Laphroaig tastes like everything. For a guy who has had his share of the tipple, from beeradvocate/ratebeer top 100's mostly covered, lots of Oregon, Colorado and California fresh taps covered, a ton of vintage wine covered, I like spirits - and if they came without alcohol I'd still like them. Laphroaig to me is burning tires and gasoline. Laphroaig is peat smoke and caramelized flavor. Laphroaig is intense. Laphroaig's only problem is that at its weakest its 40%ABV and I could spend a whole evening drinking a whole bottle if it werent for the self-limiting intoxication mulling over the complexity and flavors present in Laphroaig.
If you think you like scotch - get some Laphroaig and try it. If you dont like it, ok, get some Balvenie Double Wood, if you don't like that, please switch to Bartles and James wine coolers and stop bothering the adults.