Looks like I'm going to have to try some balvenie and some ardbeg. I haven't had anything from these distilleries thus far.
My favorites from my collection and would consider a must have in any scotch collection are:
Johnnie Walker Gold, but only when it was imported by schieffelin & sommerset co. Much better than the diageo version out now.
The Macallan 12
I like my whisky with some bite & lots of distinct flavor character. Many of them are too similar and offer nothing to stand out from the rest. I love doing blind tastings to really see which ones I like. If you guys haven't done that you have to try it. You'll be amazed.