Di Blasi wrote:Ardbeg does this to people, makes them swear when they usually don't.
Haha! I've sort of experienced this myself with Ardbeg. Took a bottle of half-supped Ardbeg Ten to a do I went to a while back and opened it in front of a few people. A couple could smell it straight away and sort of pulled their faces a little, so I offered them a taste. If memory serves, one of them tried it and pulled their face even more, which immediately put the other person off tasting it altogether!
Another time whilst in the company of two good friends and, erm, inebriated, I decided to put a little bit of Uigeadail in one of their glasses of port whilst he wasn't in the room to see if he noticed. He noticed to some tune just from the smell, but proceeded to drink it anyway. Ever since that episode, the merest mention of Ardbeg has them both shuddering...
Does this make Ardbeg the Marmite of the whisky world, or are there simply a lot of heathens out there?