As a younger man my uncles drank the common blended Scotches one sees in the US, I never cared for them. Then one day I helped a lady move, and the previous owners left her all of their booze. She wasn’t much of a drinker, and offered me anything I wanted. I took a bottle of 20 year old Balvanie. It was unlike any scotch I had ever tried. Unless you’ve tried the really good stuff, you haven’t had Scotch. I can’t afford the really high end stuff, but the Balvanie Double Wood is affordable for a special treat every now and then; maybe once a year. I wish I was more educated about the various regional styles of Scotches. A buddy of mine did a distillery tour of Scotland. He had a blast, and saw and learned a bunch. Maybe one day. I mostly drink Tennessee whiskey and/or Bourbon.