For the longest time, I was strictly a beer guy.
There are few things better than a cold beer on a hot summer day.
The problem with beer is that it is so filling.
For the past five years or so, I have been getting into single malt scotch and bourbons.
So, for what it's worth, here's my take on my favorite single malts and scotch.
My favorite single malt is the 18 year Macallan. There are smoother single malts and tastier single malts, but you're going to have to really pay for those scotches. Even the 18 year Macallan will set you back at least $150. So, I only drink this on special occasions.
For normal sipping, I typically stick with the 12 year Macallan. It's not as smooth nor tasty as the 18 but it will do. Even the 12 year Macallan will set one back about $50.
The scotch that is most wallet friendly but still will give you a whisky worth sipping on is Ballantine. For around $20, you get a blended scotch that's still tasty enough to sip on without adding anything to it.
I typically sip on Ballantine straight without ice.
The main thing is sip responsibly. You can enjoy without being irresponsible.