Once, when I was probably too young to be drinking, someone who was heading off to buy the drinks for the party asked me what I wanted. I said "Whiskey". So they came back with bottle of Jim Beam.
When I said "Whiskey", I meant Scotch. My Dad always had a bottle of Dimple (Haig - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haig_(whisky)) in the house, and I developed a taste for it.
Many years later, I rarely drink. But if I do, it's scotch and Coke.
Something else that's nice on a cold winter's eve is Irish Mist. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Mist) A shot glass of that goes well with a cup of coffee (don't pour it in your coffee, drink them separate).