When in Rome, ….
… do as the Romans do. When in Scotland, drink a glass of whisky. The word whisky itself comes from the Gaelic meaning “water of life”. Discover the flavors and aromas, from full-bodied, sweet, fruity over salty to smoky.
Personally, I adore the truly smoky ones like Ardbeg, Laphroaig or Highland Park. Those you either love or hate. To find out which one you prefer, you definitely have to try out several ones. Drinking whisky is a social happening, thus it rarely stays with one anyway.
“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” -David Daiches