I love the enthusiasm for scotch, bourbon, whisky, and whiskey. They are wonderful adult beverages.
As a non-practicing boot legger and hobbiest distiller, the arbitrary distinctions always crack me up *. And while I support the sentiment for nerdy glasses for distilled grain beverages--and face it, we can get pretty nerdy--nothing beats a wide clear brandy snifter.
--as an aside--
i have been seeing more articles in the realm of 'peak distilleries', and i think they are embarrassing. for better or worse distilling has the same sort of clientele that perfume has, only they are generally men who like drink. but the nose and character of a pot stilled grain drink can be as complex or more than your most desirable perfumes.
the scotts make wonderful spirits, the north americans make wonderful spirits, the canadians, the japanese, the irish, etc.