i really enjoy high quality whiskey, rum, and tequila. i like cognac and brandy but i feel they leave my mouth a little dry. and being asian, warm sake, soju, and my mom's rice wine (i don't know how she makes it) are all pretty awesome. whiskey is my overall number one choice but i'm still learning as much about it as i can about it (open to suggestions).
jameson and cranberry juice with a lime...i'll have to keep that in mind. to be honest though i hate adding additional flavors to my drinks, especially if it's high quality liquor. i almost had to slap the shit out of a good friend once because he mixed johnny walker blue label with coke. i like to enjoy the taste of the liquor itself, and unfortunately a lot of people feel differently, to which i say, IF YOU DON'T LIKE HOW IT TASTES WHY ARE YOU DRINKING? plus, it just adds needless calories that i could do without
. on the downside, since i stick with higher-priced liquors my tabs run high sometimes...
on the subject of irish whiskey i'm gonna recommend bushmills. it's got such a sweet and mellow taste that i can't even describe.
i have the dreaded "glow" but for some reason it's only from beer, so i stay away from that. but i tried two a couple of years ago that i liked from dogfish head and i think dragonstout (the one where they add some scotch in there).