Originally Posted by TheEtherMan
...pick up a bottle of Hibiki 12 for fun, it's a Japanese blended whisky. You'll be amazed at how good and complex a $50 blend can be. Nothing like the Scottish blends. The Japanese grain alcohol is much smoother and floral. I suspect you'll like it's sweetness.
I've tried both the Hibiki 17 and 12, with a strong preference for the 12, although I definitely liked the older version as well.
Taketsuru 12 is supposed to be available soon and the 17 year version took best blend in the world for 2012.