+1 for whisky does not age in the bottle.
I would recommend the Old Pulteney 21 that was just awarded the top spot in the forthcoming 2012 Whisky Bible by Jim Murray. It also has the benefit of being available online (at least for now) for $100. I haven't opened my bottle and understand there's strong debate on the 97.5 rating. But, for your purposes, I don't think you could find a more relevant bottle.