but i also used to not like hoppy stuff, now i do. i went to a tequila tasting, then bought like $300 worth of tequila over a month or two. i've tried some whiskeys recently, tullamore dew, paddy, michael collins, knob creek, some kind of rendezvous rye and was like "i could get into this". this johnnie walker tasting didnt do anything for me. the blue was smooth and didnt burn, but i'm not a fan of the smokey/slim jim taste.
Tullamore dew is swamp water. Get a single malt. Islay whiskeys taste like a campfire, Highland Park is sweeter and smooth.