Each to their own . I relish it.I have about 30 whiskeys and about 8 are currently open. One is the Talisker that I opened about 12 months ago and still three quarters full, just not an overly enjoyable peated whiskey at all.
For me its the ardberg that tastes like an ashtray. where i get all these interesting flavours in the talisker. Clearly it can be quite subjective.Each to their own, that's what's so good about whiskey, you can find one to suit your tastes and there's no wrong answers, but man I couldn't finish my nip of Talisker a few weeks back, just a dirty ashtray taste