My first foray into the whiskey field was Jim Beam 7 Year. It was awful. It smelled like it tasted, and it smelled like some sort of chemical cleaning solvent.
I just want to find a whiskey that isn't a "get ya drunk fast" type of drink. I'd like to find a smooth, slow sipper that doesn't burn. Beam's website said the 7 Year has a carmel and vanilla taste. I didn't find that to be at all true. Is there anything that would have a smooth vanila taste that isn't harsh? I'm not a drinker anyways, but I would like to sit on the porch with a country record and a little whiskey.
Any suggestions for a weak taste budded rookie? Something cheaper and widely available, hopefully.
Thanks a lot