WhiskyHill wrote:I'm surprised no one had mentioned Glenmorangie 10.
Sink, you might try buying a handful of minis and conducting a comparative tasting. If you can find a more experienced Scotch drinker to guide you, you will get more from the experience. There are also sets of three minis from Balvenie (10, 12, 15), Glenfiddich (12, 15, 18) and Bruichladdich (10, 15, 17) that make good introductions, and also mini sets of the six Classic Malts and some others that give you an idea of the wide range of flavors available in single malts. Once you get the hang of it, you will be amazed at the seemingly endless variation. Some people find they like certain things more than others, and some like to experience the whole range--most of the folks here come close to the latter than the former, and if this thread lasts long enough, you will probably be recommended to about everything out there eventually. Keep an open mind and keep trying.
Where do you live? (Not the kitchen, I hope.) Specific recommendations depend on what's available, which varies from place to place.