Bourbon is my favorite whiskey. Of all types, I find the flavors easier to pick out than other types. Scotch or scotch-like whisk(e)y is my least favorite. A hall mark of scotch is smoke overtones and I just don't get off on that. Most Japanese and non-UK whisk(e)y is scotch like (as in the ingredients, just not made in Scotland).
Right now my favorite is "Blade and Bow" Bourbon (about $60 bottle), followed by "Elmer T Lee." ($100 a bottle ) The Elmer T is hard to find though, so I only get the chance at one or two bottles per year.
For Irish, I do like Sexton ($50?) as a daily sort of drinker, or Midleton if I splurge ($200).
Scotch, well Auchentoshan Three Wood is pretty good ($75?), and as generic as it is, Johnnie Walker Blue is good ($200). Islay style Scotch is like drinking liquid rubber and smoke. Nasty stuff.
Mix drinks I like Ezra Brooks or Evan Williams Bourbon (super cheap, under $15) or regular Jameson ($30).