I've decided I want to learn more about fine spirits after today, but don't know how. I like having whiskey when I get home from work - usually Crown Royal. Didn't have any of that left, so stopped off but felt like trying something new. I know I like Canadian whiskey and American Bourbons, but in honor of my favorite Formula 1 team, decided to go with their new sponsor and picked up some Johnnie Walker Red Label. I hate it. I thought this was supposed to be great. I've heard so much about how fine scotch is, and seen the prices of JW Blue Label, so naturally I'm disapointed. It's smooth at first, but then when the flavor hits you, it's bleh. It's not as rich or flavorful as Canadian whiskey either. It's as if it's watered down. To the TBers who enjoy drinking responsibly, what's your drink of choice? How did you learn about it? And can someone explain to me why scotch is so nasty?