Just giving you guys a tip here. I like Scotch. Scotchy stotch scotch. And because of this I know it's easy to spend a TON of money on scotch. If you are wanting to try some scotch but don't want to spend a shit ton of money.....Get some Monkey Shoulder. Yeah, It's a blend. But it's really, really good. Not peaty at all so it's a nice introduction to the spirit. But it's good - even the finest scotch lovers will appreciate the smoothness of Monkey Shoulder - providing they aren't pretentious assholes, which in case you probably shouldn't be hanging with them anyway. And the best part is you should be able to pick up a bottle for under $30.