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Nov 5, 2007 05:52 AM

Whisky with a taste of iodine

Hello -

Tried a couple of single malts recently for the first time. The ones I gravitated towards had a slight iodine taste. It was kind of intriguing. Anyone tell me which distillers are kown for having this taste in their whisky?


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  1. Iodinie usually goes along with the smoke and medicinal tastes typical of Islay Scotch. Laphroaig is probably the most iodine and medicinal of the malts.

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    1. That peaty, iodine-y tast is ususally associated with Islay ("eye-luh") malts.

      Try Laphroig, Lagavullin, or Bowmore. There are others that are more obscure, but these are the onles yo are most likely to find, especially the first 2.

      1. my vote goes for caol ila. although less well known than some, it's in widely available in the usa now. never call it an iodine taste to a distiller, they hate that description! (even though it fits)