My interests include .NET, Sci-Fi, trashy TV and Whisky...(surprisingly I'm single - go figure! :-)). Anyway, thought I'd give all non Scots (yes, Scots...Scotch is a whisky...not a nationality) a recommendation on what Scotches are worth checking out...

The Macallan - a gorgeous, smooth single malt Scotch, ideal for people who think they don't like Scotch. Probably the most drinkable whisky around; it also improves with age which can be a bit touch-and-go with some malts - one of the best is the 10 year old...

Johnny Walker Black Label -  a cask blend, though not a malt, it is one of the best blends around...nice, smooth and drinkable. Cask Blends ONLY contain malts...blends contain mostly grain whisky (nasty sutff)

Lagavulin - very peaty, warming malt.

Any suggestions from others?