Unfortunately no. I live in the 'colonies' around the other side of the world; not a trip I make frequently. Your experience surpasses mine as I have not visited any distilleries, only breweries. However, I'm in no rush and will let my tastes mature naturally (ie when I have the finances). I've been getting into the Japanese whiskeys lately as they are quite a bit lighter/smoother (forgive me as I don't know whiskey tasting nomenclature) than most of the real deal whiskeys, where you can really taste the barrel. I find Hibiki 17yo is agreealbe even during the height of summer.
I am no biggie on nomenclature either, everything is on an amateur basis. I haven't ventured much in Japanese whisky yet, but I sure would like to. I picked up only scotch because I too do not have unlimited funds, and I thought that getting a good grasp scotch might be easier than taking on all of the worlds whiskies at once. I did however try Nikka From The Barrel, which I thought was quite a stunner for the money, from the reviews I have been reading, generally japanese whisky is about attention to detail and artisan craft. Much like how they go about near anything, be it blades(not thinking ninja now, Straight Razors and kitchenware), calligraphy or bonsai. Which I think is rather fascinating .