Am a big fan of single malt scotch whisky. I find the Irish whiskey too peaty for my taste. I find blended whisky to lack a wholeness or unity of the taste sensation, is the best way I can describe it. I have never had an affinity for rye or burbon, and never tasted any that comes close to my fave regular scotch Delwhinney 15year old. I have had a couple of reposado and anejo tequilas that provide a similar completeness of the taste sensation if not the actual taste.