Re: the realm of scotch
Started out with the 'Glens' but have recently progressed to the following 3 as my favorites. I typically have a bottle of each and open them depending on the occasion. I particularly fancy the Lagavulin - enjoy the 2 or 3 flavors one can experience in a single sip.
Highland PArk 18yr - Smoky, rich and full flavored with notes of honey and peat and characteristics of toffee sweetness and almond nuttiness.
Lagavulin 16 yr- a representative of that 'Classic Malt' with a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty note. I find it to be most distinct of all Islay malts.
Balvenie Single Barrel 15 year old & Balvenie 12yr Double Wood