As promised , here is a shortened list of categorized malts, yes tattie I do have too much time on my hands and ought to use it more productively, but not enough to want to put every distillery on this list.
nb categorized by core flavour
Creamy /spicy- Benrinnes, Bladnoch, Auchentoshan, Edradour
Fruity- Scapa, Oban, Balblair, Lochside
Big sherry- Macallan, Glenfarclas, Mortlach, Glendronach,
Toffee/spice- Glen Rothes, Aberlour,Tamdhu
Classic highland( smoke, often sherried, full bodied, sometimes a bit murky)- Teaninich, Ben Nevis, Balmenach, Dalmore, Highland Park, Glen Garioch,Lochnagar, Tomatin, Glenury
Honied- McDuff, Balvenie, Glenlossie, Lighter honied- Dalwhinnie,Glenfiddich,Strathmill, Deanston, Aberfeldy
Briny/complex- Springbank,Bunny,Oban, Scapa(older bottlings)
malty- Longmorn, Cardhu,Glen Grant, St Magdalene, Dallas Dhu
Classic Spey( Barley/ fruit/smoke)- Benriach, Speyburn, Dailuaine, Strathisla, Knockdu, Imperial
Mid peat- Bowmore, Caol ila, port ellen, Longrow, taliskker, Brora, Ardmore
Light peat- clynel;ish, glen scotia, Banff, Glenlochy, North port, Millburn
Light/ complex( light bodied, grassy barley centred)- Glenmorangie, Rosebank, Cragganmore, Laddie, Tomintoul, Braeval, Glenlivet, tullibardine
light/ less complex( barley/ malt centred, light and less going on)- Inverleven, Glen moray, Glendullan,Aultmore, Pulteney
There you go, Talisker and springbank are very hard to categorize and perhaps ought not to be.