Straight Forward Advice
I know that advice on whiskey is a dime a dozen. So, here is my two cents.
Everyday sippin scotch: Old Smuggler, Grants, Cutty Sark
Hosting: Glennfidich, Glennlivet, Lismore
Good stuff: MacPhail series, Famouse Grouse, Teacher's Cream
My opinion and I know I may get flack...is that Old Smuggler is the best all around scotch for personal sippin. My ancestors are MacPhail series scotch and I highly recommend them for the best scotch you ever had. I think many have made whisky advice into something too complicated. I am a huge and I mean HUGE scotch fan... been tasting for many years. My all time favorite is Atholl Brose by Gordon and MacPhail...absolutely awesome!