Your mission is an expensive one.
If you lived close to me (Minneapolis,MN.) , I would be happy to let you sample the many open bottles I have so you could get an idea of what you like.
But your tastes will also change in time as there are just so many different styles out there.
I have only been at it for a few years and have only scratched the surface.
Yet I have a whisky collection that has set me bas about 10 grand.
My wife says I have a compulsion disorder
I think she's on to something