a wee bit smokier than Highland Park 12?
I'm a single malt novice (drank bourbon for the last decade) and am just discovering my scotch palate. I've gone through bottles of Aberlour 16, Bruichladdich 12, Balvenie Doublewood, and am currently half through a bottle of Highland Park 12. It's definitely my favorite so far. I love how balanced it is.
For my next bottle I'd like to try something with, say, 15% more smoke - but that still has a bit of a sweet, malty / sherry underbelly. Any suggestions?