I am fairly new to the world of Whisky.
It was only last year that i really discovered it. Previously i had enjoyed the odd good quality brandy and love red wine but it was only after being introduced to some lovely peaty Laphroaig after a lovely dinner that I have begunh to take an interest in Whisky and realised i actually really enjoyed it .
I would love to ask a quick question that i would be very grateful if someone could offer their opinion on.
What are the 'must haves' in terms of a basic collection. I have so far enjoyed the sweeter honey tasting Whisky such as Jura 'Superstition' (have a small glass with me now) and have enjoyed equally the peaty warmth of Laphroaig quarter cask. Both are very different obviously but both have their own qualities. One thing that has attracted me to Whisky is the variety of tastes which i think only red wine has come close to.
Whilst I am fully aware that these are quite well known supermarket brands I would love it if someone could point me in the direction of some less well known brands I should try. I look on websites like the Whisky Exchange and the variety is more than daunting.
Whilst out I have tried Talisker, Lagavulin, and Glemorangie amongst others and I have yet to find a good quality whisky i havnt enjoyed so am open minded.
I am looking to buy a few bottles around the £30.00 - £40.00 mark.