It can be tempting to start off with a low-range bottle, but I don't recommend it. For a long time I thought I hated tequila. Then I tried Patron. Turns out I love tequila, and low-brow tequila objectively tastes like shit.
Last edited by Nihlus; 22-May-2012 at 04:25. Reason: Merging posts
FYI, the terms whiskey and Scotch are somewhat interchangeable. Scotch is simply whiskey from Scotland. Jameson is Irish whiskey. There are a few others but those are the well regarded ones.
Tequila, on the other hand, I do on the rocks. I have no particular qualms with doing Scotch on the rocks, either, if that's your thing. I just find that the warmer temps reveal some really neat flavors.
At its core your are right BUT as a snob I emphasize that whiskey can come from anywhere but only a true scotch comes from Scotland lol
Kinda like Bourbon is whiskey from Kentucky.