Note, I completely agree with smokey/petey description, and that it is off mainstream. Obviously, I disagree on the enjoyable part - I like it a lot. My father, who drank different scotches, also liked it a great deal when I introduced him for the first time. So not everyone shares FlexGunship's distaste. The objective take away is that it is very smokey and petey.Laphroaig is a profoundly smokey/peaty scotch. I would have a hard time calling it "mainstream" and a harder time calling it "enjoyable."