I prefer beer or wine when quaffing, but will spring for a good Scotch prior to a steak.
Hard liquor for me is never US made. About as bad as Chinese food from Minnesota, or Italian food from the Chef. Just never found anything I like, Bourbon is best as an ingredient in cookies.
Love single malts. The older the better. Like Oban 18 year best. Glenfiddich & McCallan.
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