Indeed I did go to Scotland, january this year actually.
I can only recommend going there, people are very friendly and visiting the distilleries does yield some insight to how your whiskies are made, and what's more important to me: the VERY subtle differences between the distilleries' production methods that lead to distinctively different whiskies. Also there are some formidable bars ;-),
Just to clarify, I may have been too bold when dubbing myself experienced, but I have had around 40-50 different bottlings, also some of the rarer and more obscure bottles than your average joe.
Have you been to Scotland Dave?