So... I'm severely new to Scotch. Traditionally, I have been a wine drinker and just didn't ever try Scotch because I associated all bourbon's the same and I simply didn't enjoy the taste of bourbon. Fast forward... To be perfectly honest, I had a buddy get me into Scotch and we would drink Macallan on occasion on the rocks. I bought my first bottle of Macallan 10 yr fine oak and started off with a little water and then just started sipping it straight. Honestly, didn't care for it that much at first, but found that it went great with a cigar. Now, I'm really starting to enjoy the taste. I just sip it straight. I bought a bottle of 12 yr tonight and even though I'm obviously no connoisseur, I can tell the difference and am really enjoying this one.
Should I just stick with Macallan even though it's a bit pricey as I already know that I enjoy it, or do I branch out as I've done with various wines over the years?
In general, what category does Macallan fit under? Is it a peaty kind? I can pick out various flavors such as honey, caramel, etc.. but I have no idea what a peat scotch would taste like but I don't think I would enjoy it.
I'm honestly shocked that I'm enjoying this stuff. I find it to be an acquired taste but seem to have acquired it faster than I would have thought. I enjoy a small scotch followed by a glass of wine. Go figure.