That's not to say I'm not a bourbon fan. I am, and my current absolute favorite for both price and enjoyment, is Elijah Craig 12 Year. It's the best bargain in moderate-priced, high-quality bourbon out there. In fact, I switch to bourbon exclusively in the summer and early fall. But when real, leaf-dropping, frosty-morning fall gets here and bird seasons start in earnest, my go-to bird camp drink is Laphroaig, or one of the other Islay malts. There, I said it: I love the Limburger cheese of whisky. Does it taste exactly like scorched, peat-infused dirt? Absolutely, and I love it anyway.