Thanks jwise for your feedback and advice. Nice to see I was at least on the right track with "dry" for the Glenmorangie 10. Probably shouldn't have plunged right in on the bottle, but at least it's one of the lower priced ones.
I did read your review of the Aberlours and added the 12 and 18 it to my list
I have been trying to find liquor stores with miniatures or sampler packs and, while there's no shortage of stores with a wide selection of SM bottles, none have minis. Sounds like I will have to order from Masters of Malt and deliver to work. Hopefully it is not apparent that is it liquor from the packaging, lest anyone get the wrong idea
I don't get to opportunity to get to bars often but great idea. There is a family function in March at a golf club which I would expect may have a decent selection to try.
Understood your comments, particularly on the Mac 15 oak. And yes, the Mac 12 was very pleasurable as was the Balvenie 12 doublewood. Again, glad I was able to detect they are similar.
Thanks again, and keep those reviews coming!