Ahhh single malt whisky ("whisky" for stuff from Scotland, "whiskey" for the Irish stuff) - the nectar of the gods. Yes admittedly it's an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, the pleasures are boundless.
The Jura 10 year old single malt is a great way to start enjoying the wonderful world of single malt whiskies. Jura is a little island off the coast of Scotland, a tiny community of less than 200 Diurachs (the Gaelic word for the locals) where the bank opens once a week, and Jura is the only distillery on that island.
When drunk neat, it's a robust mouthful, but with a splash of water, it transforms into something else altogether. Unlike its cousins from the more famous island of Islay, there's not a lot of peat present, although it's still there. Rather, a delicately sweet, nougaty flavour dominates. That should be reason enough to go out and buy it! You can get it easily from Vintage Cellars (yes another shameless plug).