If this is veering from bourbons into Scotch and Irish whiskeys, I would include Scapa 12 and Macallan 18. I find that both have that smooth and slightly sweet bourbon character. Goes great with tweed and tartan.
Don't worry about the veering--the purpose of the thread was all
whisk(e)y. About a month ago, I tried Scapa for the first time, and found it very appealing. Nice smoke, good body. MacAllan 18
is, even for a committed Islay drinker like me, the gold standard of single malt. It has the consistent smoothness of a blend, with enough pepper and enough variation between years to make it interesting. And that beautiful, sweet, sherried finish.... Even so, I can't believe how the prices have climbed in the last four years (I can't find it for under $105 now).