Great! Thanks very much for the suggestions - I can't wait to try them out.
What are your thoughts on the granite stones that are used in lieu of ice cubes? Also, any advice as to how to best detect some of the notes for a given scotch - in terms of both nosing and tasting? I would really like to be able to differentiate between scotches as best I can.
Overall, I suppose I just want to enjoy the spirit the "right" way.