I like whiskys. It's probably a tie between Lagavulin and Ardbeg as which is my favourite distiller. The Ardbeg seems a bit irregular. Once we bought with my friends five bottles from different batches and compared them because based on individual tastings they seemed to have considerable difference in character. Of course most of the islays you can get your hands on are rather nice. The Bowmore more special bottlings have all be quite entertaining. Of highlands Glenmorangie is high in my regard.
The reason I'm starting this thread is that a mate's gathering people tomorrow evening for whisky tasting, with professional help: one of those somel.. something* will host it, with each couple having to buy a bottle, the GF and I having the honour to bring an Ardbeg bottle, which is also probably my favourite one. I've never thought about the different flavours, tomorrow I'll buy a 10 years old from a new Connoisseurs Choice edition which I've never had before.
Talisker is another long-time favourite and a half-empty (*cry*) bottle of Oban Distiller's Edition that has this lovely sea water taste/smell about it. Any other single malt fanboy around here?
*som·me·lier A restaurant employee who orders and maintains the wines sold in the restaurant and usually has extensive knowledge about wine and food pairings.