Originally Posted by NJT
Thanks again for all these suggestions. My taste for single malts has been evolving. I recently had Laphroaig once again and this time around (about a year 1/2 after the last time I tried it) I found it to be one of my favorites.
I come to you all again, as I will be attending a dinner/drinks event with the following list. There are several I am yet to try and would like to sample 1-2 for the night. If anybody would mind recommending or at least commenting on the following, it'd be greatly appreciated.
They also have Macallan, Laphroaig, Glenlivet, and Glenfiddich (however I have tried all of these, and happen to have two of these handy at my house).
From the above reviews Talisker and Balvenie seem to be hits. I sampled a Dalmore 12 a while back and remember liking it as well. As for Oban and Glenkinchie I know nothing about them.
From the list you gae, I would recommend the Balvenie and the Oban. I find the Talisker to be way too smokey. I have had it on many occasions. The Balvenie is one of my favorites and the Oban is different than most that you will try and it sometimes has to grow on you. But it is quite expensive so I would recommend sampling it when you have a chance.