So my tax return is coming in eventually, and I'll take the opportunity to go above my usual budget on buying a whisky so I'm looking at whiskys around $100-200 aged 18 years or more. I'm generally thinking of a scotch unless anyone knows a really exceptional bourbon in that range.
So I really like chocolate/coffee and orange notes, along with peat smoke as well as berries, toffee, salt, cereal and nutty notes. I guess general maltiness.
Some of my favorites are Laphroaig 18, knob creek single barrel, eagle rare, ardbeg corryvreckan, glenmorangie quinta ruban and laphroaig cask strength. I know something aged that long won't have a huge smoke influence but I'd like there to be at least a little bit of it; I don't really like really sweet sherry whiskys like macallan 12. Anyone know of a robust whisky with any of the above notes?
I was thinking Glenfarclas 25 and Highland Park 18 for starters.