Love HP 18 but what next?
I'm new to this - have been drinking whisky less than a year after years with red wine and vodka -- but am getting a sense of what I like and don't. I seem to be very poor at describing tastes, but I generally like fuller body -- whisky you can "chew." Creamy but not too sweet. I don't tend to like light or "grassy" flavors - I didn't in wine either. I love the HP 18, and have wanted to branch out but the last few bottles I've tried I haven't liked at all, so I'm at a loss about what direction to go in next. Any suggestions based on my preferences below?
Highland Park 18 -- love it; my favorite so far
Balvenie 15 - like it, find it easy to drink, not memorable
Glenmorangie Burgundy Cask - also easy to drink, good for guests who are "new" to whisky, but not something I'd buy again
Bowmore 12 -- didn't like...tasted OK, but nose was "fishy" to me; very disappointing since many have told me I'd like this.
Macallan 12 - also didn't like..too sweet? I'm not experienced enough to know exactly what I didn't like, but again, I was surprised since many have told me this is a classic
Glenlivit - hated it -- too crisp? short finish? too light weight for me.
In terms of blends, I like JW Black, did not at all like Dewars -- to sharp or crisp? Did not like J&B. Am thinking of trying Suntory Hibiki next, also has been highly recommended.
All suggestions welcome - though I guess it wouldn't be too bad if I had to drink HP 18 all the rest of my days.