7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Strongly flavoured Islay single malt,
I would certainly agree that any decent whisky should be drunk neat. Some suggest that a little water helps to release the flavour, but Laphroaig has plenty of that without any help. No ice of course - this isn't bourbon!
As to the taste, I am no connoiseur, but in my opinion the peat gives this a very strong and distinctive flavour and if you only drink blended whisky you'll be taken by surprise by this single malt. I certainly was and what came to my mind when I first tried it was "TCP". It has a very strong, medicinal flavour to it and it's very much an acquired taste, so perhaps some water /would/ help. However, don't be put off and above all don't just knock it back and then decide that you don't like it; explore it and, over time, you will come to appreciate the very complex and subtle things it's doing in your mouth.
This is what, I suppose, the Americans would call a "sippin' whiskey".