I'm a whisky lover from Toronto, Canada. My dad and brother are whisky drinkers for many years but they always enjoyed the popular blends and really never ventured much into the world of single malts. About five years ago I started drinking more whisky than beer. I noticed that my palate started to appreciate the subtle flavours beyond the burn of the alcohol and my desire grew to start experimenting with different single malts to discover the differences in flavour between them.
I admit that my palate isn't as refined as many on this forum and other whisky discussions, but I do know what I like and can identify major tasting notes and smoothness between various whiskies.
My taste in whisky seems to reflect my taste in music. BIG SOUND. Any John Bonham fans here? When I first discovered Laphroaig several years ago I thought to myself that this is like Bonham in a bottle. But I enjoy diversity and do apprecaite and crave the more subtle lowland drams and have many favourites from the Speyside region.
I'm also a photographer and recently launched a food photography blog to document my adventures with whisky and food. You can check it out at http://www.whiskyandspice.ca