Re: Favorite All Around Whiskey
I think there are two ways to approach the "Favorite All-around Whisk(e)y)". First, one can answer it based on daily dram. This leads to people selecting more affordable drams, be it American, Canadian, Irish, Scotch whiskies.
However, a second approach is to view this question as one that you enjoy at anytime regardless of the circumstances. This doesn't mean that you necessarily have this beverage all the time.
My favorite daily drinkers are Macallan 12, Balvenie DW, Bowmore Legend and 12, Ardbeg 10, Laphroaig 10, Aberlour a'bunadh, Highland Park 12. Affordable yet, still sophisticated enough to dwell upon.
However, as an all around beverage (good for an evening by the fire, mid summer, mid winter, celebratory) I'd have to pick Macallan 18. A near second is Talisker 18. Both drams are incredible and drinkable at any given time or mood...at least for me.