@dbrn32 Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, and Balvenie 12 year olds are a great way to get introduction into Single Malt Scotches.
The style of glasses does effect the taste. I have 3 or 4 different Whisky Snifter glasses. There was a 9 part series a out how Scotch is made and what not. I just can’t remember the name.
Some Single Malts is designed to be cut with water and ice. Me? I ama purist. Straight neat for me. Even the rough ones and if you have one of those, its like a kick to the family jewels. Pretty harsh.