We all have a preference for what we like but we are not so good at knowing what it is. In fact many of us try to like what the market tells us or we go with what a friend recommends. STOP THAT!
Find out what you like and begin to perfect the art of pleasing you. That comes from trying as many whiskeys as possible but along the way understanding why you do and do not like any particular whiskey. Be honest with yourself and enjoy the journey.
In the article "What's Your Whiskey Flavor" on http://www.mediaupdate.co.za/ the author writes
There is a different approach towards whisky emerging, and as a result some exciting new ways to enjoy this versatile tipple. Today it’s less about age, price and classification, and more about the flavour.
In the world of whisky, things have definitely shifted and as a result, many myths that need debunking. As whisky connoisseur Marsh Middleton says, "Whisky is affordable to drink, age does not make a great whisky, all whiskies taste different, and older whiskies do not necessarily taste better."
That flies in the face of everything you’ve always believed to be true of a whisky, right? Let’s start at the top with the taste. To the novice – all whisky might taste the same. But this is simply not the case. All whisky is made from barley, a savoury grain, so there might be a similar broad taste across all whiskies (as one might expect, much like all wine has a similar taste). But if you were to participate in a whisky tasting, be shown a range of flavours and have explained to you the sheer number of differences between each individual whisky, the penny would drop.