A friend put me onto scotch recently, and generally getting a £30 bottle in when there's a special occasion and having it last a few weekends when shared does make it a treat.
I'm still learning what it is I want from a dram. Initially I found myself on the sweeter Speyside malts, but there's something about the peatiness of Islay that makes you take it slow without it being too full-on. I will admit to coughing the first time I tried it though
Of course I'm still quite new, my way of describing whiskey is still at the 'yummy, moar!' stage, l it would be nice to get some tasting in, over here there seem to be tastings every few weeks even in a small city like mine. I do also do minsatures as I'm a keen walker so some in the flask and some when you get in is helping me sample some more.
Of course when it comes to scotch pricing the sky's the limit
Y'know the one drink I so rarely see people discuss these days is Port. It really seems to have declined in popularity, at least over here in Canada, I wonder why that is. I can't fathom it for the life of me, I love the stuff for dessert, or even just on its own in the evening.
Just spotted this, a friend of mine can't get enough of it it's about all she drinks, I found it a bit too
drinkable and felt I wasn't enjoying it properly. Getting it in the UK isn't too hard, but a more specialist shop is needed for the nice stuff (unlike say... red wine, where supermarkets often have the best selection.