Originally Posted by john_b
Had to laugh at that one. Sounds very much like my youth in small town upstate South Carolina, where hicks and rednecks are also both common terms, and probably applies to me at least a little bit.
From my very limited experience, wallagm's suggestions seem to be good ones. Also, I've just this weekend tasted a GlenDronach 12, which (to me) is equal to or better than Macallan 12, but if you can find it, it may cost less than the Macallan.
Welcome to the journey!
Don't get me wrong, I love my loud truck and occasional cheap beer in the summer
That said, when it really counts, I'm a single malt and craft beer man.
And thanks for the vote of confidence on my whisky opinions!