I've recently developed a taste for Scotch. Haven't had enough to really pick my favorite yet though. I've tried Kirkland, DeWars, and Laphraoig. I think Laphraoig might be my favorite but it's so damn smoky that I can't take very much of it. My buddy recently got me a bottle of rye whiskey, I think it was called Sazerac. That stuff was pretty good. And I once had a bottle of Jameson that I really enjoyed. Right now I've got a bottle of Black Velvet canadian whiskey which is surprisingly good for such a cheap product. Maybe I just don't have discriminating tastes yet. I'm sipping a dirty martini made with Seagram's gin. I don't have a ton of experience with gin either. This is my first bottle of seagram's and it's decent. But the only other Gin I've had is new amsterdam and some bottom shelf stuff that I can't even remember the name of that was clearly intended to be mixed with juice. Gin is a strange drink, because I don't know anyone that drinks it straight like scotch, yet people love a dry martini, which is like 98% gin. You can't tell me that tiny splash of vermouth makes that much of a difference. And nobody drinks rum straight either. Know anyone that just sips a glass of rum? Is it just for mixing up fruity girl drinks?