Re: Sweetest Whiskey
Unless I missed it, I haven't seen a mention of a bourbon yet, which are "sweet" almost by definition.
Bourbon MUST be aged in new, charred barrels, which means the caramelized layer of sugars between the char and intact barrel wood -- the so-called 'red layer' -- influences the whiskey. Thus, virtually every bourbon is some definition of "sweet" because of the influence of those sugar-laced layers. The longer the aging, the greater the wood/wood-sugars' influence. (A 15yo bourbon's taste, I've been told by no less than Elmer T. Lee, Master Distiller Emeritus from Buffalo Trace, is about 80% from the barrel.)
The bourbon I have long called 'bourbon syrup' because of its extreme sweetness is Fighting Cock, by Heaven Hill. The sweetness is also probably why it's bottled at 103 proof (used to be 106) -- in order to keep it from being cloying.
The 'wheaters' -- Old Fitzgerald, the Wellers, Van Winkles, and Maker's Mark -- are uniformly sweet. Longer-aged Wild Turkey is sweet, though it is balanced by the spiciness of its relatively high rye content.
It's quite a challenge, in fact, to find a 'dry' bourbon.
So, if the OP likes sweet, maybe he ought to be a bourbon drinker.