Originally Posted by va jim
I've been drinking good bourbon and sour mash for many years. I think it's about time for me to learn a little about Scotch. What I know about it wouldn't fill a thimble, so I'm asking for some guidance.
I will continue to enjoy my 'every day' choices, but my partaking of Scotch will be a special treat to myself on occasion.
I'd be very grateful if one of you experienced gentlemen would be willing to steer me in getting started in the adventures that await me.
I'd suggest to pick up a copy of Michael Jackson's "The Malt Whisky Companion" first to figure out what basic flavours you might like. Whiskies along that path would be than your first preference, then you can widen the path into different directions.
The Glenlivet or a Balvenie would be a good start before entering into to peaty or sherry or very distinctive other flavours...