Some local friends and I are planning a tasting of single malts, and trying to put together a selection that covers a range of styles (although there's some overlap already because of the desire to use what some of us have on hand).
So far the lineup is:
1. Rosebank (lowland, 13yo, unpeated, sherry cask aged)
2. Macallan Cask (Speyside, NAS, moderately peaty, sherry cask aged)
3. Aberlour a'bunadh (Speyside, NAS, moderately peaty, sherry cask aged)
4. Highland Park (Orkney, 18yo, moderately peaty, bourbon and sherry cask aged)
5. Laphroaig Quarter Cask (Islay, NAS, very peaty, bourbon cask aged)
The one thing I'd like add to this is something moderately peaty and aged in bourbon barrels. Trying to identify one has been a challenge. The www.whisky-distilleries.info site has been some help, but cask type is given for only a minority of bottlings.
I'm pretty sure (but not 100% sure) that Glenmorangie 10yo is aged in bourbon casks. It's a little pricier than I like ($52) for the reason that one of the group wants to contribute a bottle but would like to stay below $50.