I suspect that this 'journey' could be equally applied to connoisseurs of wines, beers, cheeses, olive oils, pizzas, etc.
As an irish man, im partial to an odd tipple of whiskey, however.......
Irish Whiskey for the majority is just awful..... its even spelt wrong.
If it was a choice between Jamesons best and a bottle of single cask Jack Daniels id take the JD to be honest.
Dont get me started on the tripe that comes out of Northern Ireland (my original home land) that they dare to call whisky
Im a big fan of the Glens of Scotland tho (its where my heart belongs to be honest)
Now ill name a few I would recommend to anyone that likes to try something new occasionally
Highland Park Viking Pride 18 year old ........ Distilled in the orkney Isle as far as i remember its the northern most distillery in Scotland by about a mile
Arberlour (Double Cask matured) 16 year old, often overlooked and under rated badly over the years in my opinion
Macallan 25 year old <<< Speaks for itself and needs no introduction in my opinion
Craigellachie 33 year old small batch <<< Speaks for itself and needs no introductions either - Slighly oilier and heavier than most others in the region as its got more sulfur content than alot of others. (Surprisingly tho zero artificial colours)
Talisker 18 year old, another peaty favourite from the isle of Skye
im leaving out loads here, but i could probably bore you all to death for hours and find that you all fell asleep hours ago and didnt get further than this in reading about Whisky
they would be a rare treat....Very nice, though some of those are some way out of my price point. I'm happy to stick with £40 or £50 quid a few times a Year. But enjoy the more expensive stuff if that's your bag.
I've been looking at some of his video's, and indeed, it's very interesting. I've learnt a bit more about whiskey from the few I have watched so far.I started getting into Whisky (and bit of whiskey, but not so much, as yet) about 7 or 8 Years ago. Since buying my first bottle of Single Malt I've followed Ralfy Mitchell's Youtube blog. Ralfy's a bit of a character and cult figure on the Whisky scene and he's always got something to say. He's a bit of a Home spun Philosopher as well and prone to going off on tangents.. Over the past few Years he's adapted his style to review a Whisky (or other quality spirit) once a week (828 so far, and counting), followed by an 'Extras' vlog which is loosely based on Whisky but allows him to go off on a bit of a tangent. Always entertaining and something to learn!