I just tried a new cocktail made with Jim Beam Black Bourbon. I hated it, and taking a sniff of the Jim Beam in the bottle made me nauseous. I love the smell and taste of cognac, gold rum and tequila. I'm always experimenting with cocktails, and might like to try some that call for rye or scotch, but not if they're like the Jim Beam. My budget for alcohol isn't what it used to be, so instead of shelling out more funds for something I'm likely to dislike, I thought I'd appeal to you houndish drinkers. Is there a significant difference in the way various whiskeys taste and smell, or do you think I should stick to what I know I like?