+1 for Lagavulin 16. Bowmore 15 double cask is amazing IMO - but I prefer the smoky peat of the Isle of Islay. As for bourbon (my preferred daily cocktail), I would recommend anything from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Specifically Buffalo Trace and Weller (although you have to typically ask the manager for Weller - most places keep it locked in the back, due to it's high demand). I also enjoy Old Forrester as well.