i thought balvenie and isle of jura were the best i tried. i've done a lot of scotches in my life...tried a lot....but those two beat the test of time.
balvenie is smoky...thick like an ashtray ....it has the look, smell and feel of hot tub water after your saint bernard jumped in it....
isle of jura is smooth and subtle and a silent killer....it's peaty undertones hit you at the end...upfront it is soft and supple like monkey's ex wife's breasts when she was lactating.....it has the look, smell and feel if you were to drop a rag in a heavily used urinal at a world series ball game...take that rag and wring it out into a glass....ISLE OF JURA
talisker is rich, bold and upfront....you can't hide from it. imagine someone putting out their cigarette on your pupil....that's how your throat and lungs will feel if you sip this thing....drink this one w/ a large ice cube...or don't