Originally Posted by MrWhisky
So are the single malts generally the best?
I'll definitely try some samples. I'll get some Isle of Jura and Glenfiddich samples. Is Irish Whiskey worth a try? They seem to be pricey for me but Jameson I could get.
I hope people understand what I'm saying though, I want it less oaky. Do you folks think I'm in the wrong game or will their be some nice ones for me? "Peat" seems to be a word I wouldn't like to drink. I've heard I'd like Lowland scotches as they're less peaty than the Highlands.
There will be dozens for you. There are so many good whiskies out there from different areas it's neigh on impossible to find something you wont like.
I was trying to introduce a friend of mine to whisky, 2 of the whiskies he tried were a balvenie 21yr portwood and a talisker 57 north. One is an extreme, 57% island whisky and he other a perfect example of poise and balance. I expected him to prefer the balvenie but he went straight back for the talisker....
Everyones tastes are different, whats important is making sure you dont get turned off, stick with it and try lots of different types.
Read about the stuff; find the difference between whisky, scotch, single malt and single malt scotch. Whisky is a mine field if you dont know what your looking for.....no that rich and dark mahogongy clan mcTavish in the local offy has not seen 30yrs in cask, it says scotch but its cheap and mainly grain whisky with colouring :-)