Needs must when the devil drives, and this evening I find myself experiencing the pleasures of an Asda Fancy Islay Whiskey. I was a bit confused by it at first, but on second tastings I'm getting an Iodine aftertaste if I don't overwater it. I reckon it's a 12 year independent bottling of Lagavulin. It's not got the body of the 16 year but it doesn't cost nearly what the 16 year costs in today's money either, so it's a tempting bargain.
Anyone know what the other supermarket bottlings are? I note Lidl do a Speyside single malt, but unfortunately Speyside single malts don't seem to be my thing, so I'll not be partaking no matter how cheap it is.
In fact, looking up all my favourite tipples, it seems all my favourites have something to do with the sea. Most of them are island malts, even if I didn't realise it, and the ones that aren't are from the coast.
In other news:
Found a pub with Lagavulin behind the bar. May be back there again.
I wish I could remember where I'd been when I posted this, but unfortunately if I'm drunk enough to be ordering whiskey at bar prices, I'm too drunk to remember much else.