Fantastic post. I'm not surprised that someone with a name like Huntsman would have superior taste. I am a relatively new single-malt drinker, and I thought that I'd get started with Glennfiditch. I didn't understand what all the fuss was, until a friend of mine suggested Craggenmore, and later Talisker. I'm working my way up to Laphroaig. I still put a single ice cube (of a decent size) in my drink, an act I don't see replicated by my more discriminating friends, who prefer their dram neat, but as I stated earlier, I am but a novice.