So I've been on SB for several months now. And I've definitely made my way through some bourbon and rye and just bought my first Brandy (a bottle of Delord 25 which I'm quite enjoying).
Right now in the liquor cabinet I have
Weller 107 and 12 yr (love the blend)
JPS 18 batch 10
Eagle rare 17
Willett 4 yr rye
Handy 2010 or 2011 (I think)
4R single OBSK
4R single OBSO
I have tried very few scotches, most recently a pour from a bottle of Lagavulin 16 I believe. Very smoky as I know Islays are. Not sure I'd be ready to have a whole bottle of an Islay as my first scotch. I was hoping someone could point me at a good starting place. I've read that Macallan 12 might be good but a lot of people seem to describe it and others like it as boring. I'd like something interesting and complex that represents a good scotch and doesn't break the bank if that's possible. So what single malt should I look into for hopefully less than $100?
sorry for the long post and I look forward to any responses. I read through everything I could find in this very small section to try to get a better idea but there's just so much out there.