Originally Posted by ama
Get both the Ardbeg Uigeadail 24 and 30. Poast pics!
Seriously, what are those?
I think he meant Uigeadail, 24 and 30, meaning three different Ardbegs. Maybe.
I'd round out the set and get "the John Walker" so you can have all three of their premium stuff. While you're at it, grab some Louis XIII black pearl edition and then a bottle of Macallan 1926 and perhaps a Dalmore 64 Trinitas. That would be quite the collector's item. All four of those would look pretty cool on your drinks cabinet.
More seriously, assuming that money is no object (within reason at least), I'd get something fairly old from each of the different areas of Scotland. You could get a Springbank from Campbeltown, a Dalmore from the Highlands, a Laphroaig or an Ardbeg from Islay, a Talisker from Skye, a Macallan from Speyside, and a Highland Park from Orkney. That should give you quite a nicely rounded set and I might chuck in a Lagavulin 16 because it's good and relatively cheap and very peaty and a little less flashy than some of the other ones. All in, depending on how old you go, you could easily be spending $3-4k on that lot.