As usual, allow me to chime in.
While I guess scotch is an acquired taste, I'd rather drink lye. It's absolutely foul and disgusting. Yuch. Have I made my own self clear?
Second, allow me to share a little story. True as the sky is blue on a nice day.
My dad, may he rest in peace (would be 98 if he were alive), was never a drinker. He'd have a drink of Canadian Club and soda once or twice a year at a wedding. But he had two buddies. Boy, oh boy, were they scotch drinkers. And only the best for them.
(BTW, I hope when you have people over and serve them scotch, you take their car keys.)
One day I see my dad pouring one full bottle of the stuff they sneered at, raised their nose in the air at, called pure garbage, into the empty bottle of the "good" stuff that they'd say, "Ah, this is the real deal!"
I said, dad, what are you doing? He says, watch, I guarantee my two buddies, self-proclaimed scotch connoisseurs, won't know the difference.
Guess what? As usual, my dad was right. He brought out the "good" bottle filled with the "garbage" scotch, and they clanked glasses, smiled, and drank that bottle like a baby on a breast. They had no clue.
Now, don't go defending your own expertise. I'm sure there are those who can tell. I happen to be an expert when it comes to expired diet soda and can tell immediately. I happen to be an expert with Heinz Ketchup and will not countenance imitations.
I'm just sayin'.....