Re: Talisker - Crap !!
2) Lagavulin 16 (just do it!)
3) Aberlour a'bunadh (lots of sherry)
4) Springbank 15 (sherried)
5) Highland Park 18 (lots of everything)
6) Pretty much any Rosebank (lighter compared to the above four, but never fails in my book)
would be my recommendations! Might also want to try the Distiller's Edition Talisker (more sherried than the standard bottlings), Bowmore, Caol Ila (both Islay but a little less peated than Ardbeg) and a Japanese whisky or two, particularly Yamazaki or Hakushu (the latter is well-peated so may appeal more to you if you like 'em peaty).
I would mention St. Magdalene, but these are on the expensive side. If you find one though and can afford to buy it, buy it! Also known as Linlithgow, this is one of my favourite distilleries and every expression I've had (12 at the last count) has been very good or better.
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