Let the experts help you! The talent and knowledge of a good bartender cannot be stressed enough. Find a good bar or restaurant nearby and talk to the bartender. If you live anywhere near a city, chances are there's a very good whiskey bar close by. If not, look for a place that serves specialty cocktails. A good bartender will be able to talk with you about what flavors you like and dislike in your alcohol and guide you through your drinking adventure. Bottoms up!