I have no special advice, but here's what I'd recommend because of quality and beautiful presentation:
Macallan 25 (~$600)
Balvenie 25 Single Barrel
Get a case of George T. Stagg when it comes out (~80 per bottle, but is awesome bourbon)
I'm sure others will chime in. Store whatever you get carefully. Also, scotch doesn't age in the bottle but can be ruined if stored poorly.
All of these are sure to become more expensive as time goes on.
PS - Macallan cask strength is relatively inexpensive.
Last edited by Dr. Spencer; 10-18-2011 at 11:22 PM.