Ganga wrote:HP 18 is very good... I think Talisker is a very good choice. The 18 features light smoke and spices.
Two excellent choices. I'm particularly fond of the 18-year old Talisker, which (to my taste buds) is one of the most complete and well balanced malts out there.
Three additional recommendations:
BenRiach 17 Year Old Septendecim - Essentially a more mature incarnation of the 10-year old Curiositas. This one displays that unique distillery-style smokiness (think bacon on the grill and you won't be too far off the mark), and is quite superb.
Old Pulteney 17 Year Old - Not a lot of smoke here, but the combination of seaside characteristics (refreshing, invigorating brine) and butterscotch richness really works.
Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength - A more industrial smokiness that leans toward fossil fuels, along with the usual, complex distillery mélange of flavours. One to linger over. The 15-year old is a worthy alternative.