I hadn't ever given much consideration to scotch because it's relatively expensive and I didn't know anything about it. So many varieties, etc. I'd had Bowmore once or twice and didn't at all like the peatiness of it... like licking an ashtray. Bleh.
Then a few months ago my brother made a recommendation, so I took the plunge and got a bottle of Glenmorangie. Since then I've taken a real liking to it and have burned through a few bottles. First the Original (standard 10yr), then Lasanta (the original transferred to a sherry cask for 2yrs), now sipping Quinta Ruban (original + 2yr in a port cask). I can't get enough of this stuff, it's just friggin' amazing.
Any other scotchaholics here? What do you like, what do you recommend? If anyone would care to recommend other non-peaty scotches, I'd be interested in trying them.