Black Bottle, available in Florida, is a blend containing whisky from all of the Islay distilleries and is a highly regarded brand. With your stated price range you can afford two bottles.
He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway
ABC stores carry Black Bottle but I don't know if all the stores stock the brand.
I keep wanting to go back to Balvenie 15 SB. Also, the new release of Costco's Kirkland 18 year is a really nice price for a slightly watered down Macallan (80 proof instead of 86) 18 year. It's $33 for 750ML. Darn tasty as well.
GBS Member rounding out the top 5
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Do not avoid Laphroaig! That's great whiskey too.
Glendronach 12 PX to celebrate the end of my first year as a high school administrator.