As far as blends go, Famous Grouse. It's cheap and it's good. I'm often surprised for being famous how unknown that chicken is on the west side of the pond. Just dont know why you would ever drink JW if Famous Grouse is available. I like Speysides for singles. An attainable favorite is Glenlivit 15 French Oak Cask. Very smooth, soft feel and sufficiently fruity and sweet with just enough oak. Expensive enough to stop me from being flippant with consumption.