$35 is a bit of a tough price point for scotch. There's a lot of bourbons I like around that, but I usually go for scotch in the $50-60 range.
Might be able to find Balvenie Doublewood for around $35. That's a great value scotch.
I was going to suggest Doublewood too. Its around $30 here, but prices here are rather low (thankfully). Short of that Glenlivet 12 or Glenfiddich 12 I suppose. 'livet 12 is a bit better.
Anyone have experience with Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year? Thinking of picking it up, as it sounds like something I'd like from the few reviews I've read.
Bought a bottle for my girlfriend earlier this year. Quite nice. I am not the kind of person qualified to give a review on this though (I'll leave that to someone like Ama) as I normally stick to bourbon/rye, but it was incredibly smooth and mellow, with the rum based notes not dominating or overpowering the whiskey.