I have loved beer since I was 10 (don't judge, times were different back then) and I after trying many, many different beers, I settled on IPAs. But, I've had stomach troubles that required me to give up carbonated drinks altogether. I switched to wine and my current favorite affordable wine is Bogle Essential Red. The problem is that, even if I didn't have stomach troubles with beer, beer is loaded down with calories and wine has too much sugar. So, I've decided to try a sipping drink and I've decided on Scotch. I'm not after a drunk, I'm after a rosy afterglow. Just a mild buzz to take the edge off a day of BS from everywhere. My research is telling me to NOT start out with 25-year-old Lagavulin. Auchentoshan Three Wood Whisky sounds like a good choice for not being too harsh. I wouldn't want to get turned off before I get turned on. Do any of you have any suggestions or advice? I'm not worried about price and I don't want to start out with the whisky equivalent of Bud Light.