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Here is another one that I tasted at the bar and deemed it not good enough to buy. I gave it another try at another bar about a week later and my opinion went from bad to worse. For me it is downright repulsive because of the heavy smoke. I did try to keep the score higher than I would have so as to not bias the rating for those who may want to try it and wind up liking it.
I have my theory on why malt lovers crave the Laphroaigs and Lagavulins. If one smokes, they will tend to like those. If one does not smoke (like yours truly), they will tend to hate those. For me, I am so turned off by smoking that it my number one deal killer for any prospective girlfriend. If she smokes, she will only go so far as being just friends. So I certainly do not want to drink anything that reminds me of kissing an ashtray. I do have four Islay Malts in my collection, but I just don't care for those at the far end of the Flavor Map such as this one.