medic2872 - Jonathan D. is exactly right from A-Z. Another example I have is Glengoyne 10 year old. My husband found it for a great price and bought a bottle. The first time I tried it I thought it was just OK and pretty much summed it up to 'oh, just a light summer scotch'. Not sure how much time had passed before the second time I tried it, but it was like a whole new experience and definitely not just a light scotch- but one that still today remains one of my favorites.
Have fun in your adventure in trying new scotches. Check with your local liquor stores to see if there are any upcoming scotch events (although you'll likely have to wait for fall and winter when tastings are usually held). You can also start your own scotch club and everyone brings a bottle - this way you get the opportunity to try different scotches without having to buy the whole bottle. Also, as for tastings, they can be a bit pricey too, however, the ones we have here include dinner and not just apps and for me, it's always a wonderful night out.