Hello! After years of drinking brandy, I thought I'd put a bit more concerted effort into trying whisk(e)y, and have been pleasantly surprised thus far. I started off when my wife bought me a bottle of Haig club, which I'm getting the impression (after viewing 16 pages) that it's not favoured as I haven't seen it mentioned once I decided to venture further afield, and my wife bought me a few miniatures from a distillery that I can no longer remember (obviously drank them a bit too fast), and have now moved on to: Spoiler This one was a bit light for my liking. It was nice enough, but wasn't blowing me away. Spoiler Much more like it. I really liked the strength, and despite not being a 'notes of this and that' sort of person yet, I really enjoyed it. Spoiler I decided to gamble on Talisker and see what I thought of it. I've had a few glasses of it, and it's definitely different to what I've had before, with a definite reference to smokey / TCP that I've seen others mention. It's funny, because I was in charge of a BBQ on the weekend with one of these on the go, and after half an hour of sticking my face in to a load of smoke, all I could smell from this was apples!! I've also been non traditional, and tried all of these whiskeys with a couple of ice cubes. I think I prefer all of them chilled, and with an additional drop of water that the ice offers. This one offers a totally different flavour for me with a couple of ice cubes in, one which I really enjoy - I can also see a lot of the oily sort of texture to it. I'm not sure I'd buy another bottle of it, because I'm keen to try other things now. I've got tickets for Whisky Bristol Underground which is in September, and really looking forward to what's on offer there.