Okay, who else can honestly type "Ah, the distilling days!"
Amie, you're awesome.
I like mine with the 'e'.
Mostly, I've been committed to Bourbon (for both flavor and that whole "buy American" thing). I just don't enjoy a peaty/smoky profile. I've tried quite a variety of Scotches, but nothing at or above that $200 category. I'll hold out that it is possible I still don't know what I'm missing.
I recently started to try out lower end Irish whiskies, and found that I seem to enjoy Jameson more than Bushmill's (sorry, Amie). Mostly, of course, I prefer something with a slightly different process, a bit of carbonation and one more ingredient.
I enjoy learning from you all, and really appreciate you sharing your knowledge in this thread.
We are a whole community of "that guy" - StPatGuy