I remember discussing the old "what's your poison?" issue with some friends a few years back and one telling me he was a lager drinker, and saying that he was envious of anyone who was an "afficionado" of whisky, wine, real ale etc. He said he'd really love to have a go at acquiring the taste eventually, which seemed a bit strange to me as it doesn't seem to be something you can force- you either like a certain drink or you don't.
This could be because I grew up in a household of whisky drinkers- not all my family appreciate the single malts but they all drink whisky in some form- and for me the taste was pretty immediate. So, I was wondering if it was the same for the rest of you- was the taste of whisky immediate, acquired, or something you hated at first and came back to much later to find your tastes had changed?