My regular scotch is Chivas 12 yr. I find the 18 yr even nicer. I would describe it as having a smokey aftertaste, something I love. I have been lucky enough to try the Sullivan's cove French oak and loved it, also finding it smokey. I also like john y blue, hence the confusion. Looking at different tasting notes, i don't rate Johnny black or double black but looking at the tasting notes, these are described as smoky, but Chivas not really smokey at all! Given my preference for Chivas, Johnny blue and even the Sullivan's French oak, any suggestions for others that would appeal. Looking at the smokies ones like laphroig, I've seen them compared to Johnny black so I'm totally lost!