I'm not a scotch drinker but my friend from Japan was visiting a few months ago and he introduced me to Macallan 12.
I really enjoyed it and I ended up buying a bottle for myself so I did some research on how to drink scotch:
I was doing the "hello, how are you..." thing one day and ended up snorting the Macallan up my nose!
It definitely tastes better through the mouth than through the nose!
I also tried the Dalmore 12 but I like the Macallan 12 better.
The best for me though, was the Yamazaki 18. That was very smooth and easy to drink and reminded me of cognac.