For Japanese Whisky's I would say that Nikka Yoishis is like the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW10JPN... and Hanyu Ichiro's Malt King of Spades 21 years old, is like any Vintage highend Stax
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7/3/09 at 6:24am
I guess it's a preference thing, because I have a bottle of Maker's Mark, and when I have it after even my cheapest single malts, I find it almost undrinkable. It's just so simple and sweet in comparison.
Black Bush is nice, but when I compare that to a cheap Scotch, I find it a little sweet as well. I'd drink it over Maker's Mark any day, but it still lacks the complexity of a nice Scotch. I prefer more complex spirits, and I like my whiskey dry and peaty. I've really been enjoying cask strength (or non chill filtered) Scotches lately. Lots of flavour.
When I got into whiskey I started with Scotch, Islay's for the most part. I still enjoy them but I will take a good bourbon or rye every time over any Scotch I've had. To me, a good American Whiskey has just incredible flavors. I probably have more than 10 bottles of whiskey in my liquor cabinet and easily two thirds of them are American whiskey's. A year ago, the opposite would be true.