Re: the realm of scotch
I visited the Blair Athol distillery in Scotland, they make quite good scotch. However, I tend to prefer less of a smoky taste in mine, and lean more toward the Irish whiskey rather than Scottish whisky. Something about that extra 'e'... I've tried more bourbons than Scotch, a product of spending a time living on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It's amazing the difference between low-end and high-end Wild Turkey. I do plan on diversifying my knowledge of Scotchs however.I believe Ron Burgundy demands it (I know you're a fan, Casey).
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...