Of course I spell whiskEy with the E. wouldn't look right to me without it.
I only drank whiskey for a short time (6 or 7 years...maybe 10), couldn't really abide the taste or the after effects the next day. Clearly there was but one alternative and I moved on to gin. Gin at least gave me some cheerful moments for a time and the following day never was a problem.
As my drinking escalated, I found that gin went well with various juices which meant I could maintain some basic level of health as I was moving towards drinking all day. Gin also went well with Sprite soda and on it's own appeared to only be water. As long as I didn't speak or attempt walking nobody was the wiser (unless I suddenly keeled over, which I did a few times. Likely that happened because the Earth was shifting positions
Eventually, gin turned on me
and made me irrational and of unknown temperament- I'd be happy as a clam one second and ready to demolish a person the next. Clearly this juniper berry juice was causing trouble.
What to do, what to do? I decided beer chasers
with the gin was the natural answer. You can guess what happened next.
Yeah, I had to give it all up and have now survived quite nicely for several years without. Don't even miss it 94% of the time. I refer to the gin of course. Never at all do I miss whiskey, I only drank that at the start because it was free. For those who can drink, good going! Enjoy.
As for brand, I generally went for highest proof and lowest cost (I was a frugal drunk since a school teacher doesn't earn enough for quality liquid to induce d.t.s)