I'd recommend Oban 14.
Around here it goes for $65-$75.
I really like it for someone who isn't sure what they like, as it doesn't have really any strong flavors that overpower any others. But, it has a great variety of flavors that really work wonderfully together.
Slight peat, slightly sweet, so many flavors all together that really are perfectly balanced.
Another good one is Macallan 12 double cask. It is very smooth, polished. Very sweet and easy to drink. People that I know that are just beer drinkers that usually can't handle a whisky enjoy this one. I don't find it to be the most engaging whisky, but it is very pleasant and enjoyable.
Hi from Western CO!
Nothing better than a Single Malt flask while on a chairlift