We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When I was in high school, we used to make a drink by putting gin and vanilla ice cream in a blender and making a sort of milkshake of it. It tasted pretty good then but my taste in booze has changed a lot since then.
I will weigh in on this. Having come with this independently, I will say slightly sweet Speysides are probably best, especially with vanilla. Do not use the stronger Highland whiskies (Laphroaig comes to mind). Unless you really want to. Only my own experiences, mind. Do what seems best, just be prepared to experiment.