I just got back from Scotland, so I thought I should contribute:
Scotland is truly whisky heaven. I could order extremely fine (18yr +) single malts for less than 10 pounds, as they were "single's" (25mg, I believe). This meant I could focus on variety, and the bars had whiskys that I really couldn't find anywhere else.
Oban Little Bay
Similar to the standard Oban 14, but a tad lighter, more floral, and a touch sweeter. Enjoyed very much, even though I usually prefer heavier, peatier whiskys. I had this in the town of Oban after visiting the distillery
Auchentoshan Three Wood
I remember it being rich with beautiful oak notes permeating. Not overly peaty, but peat is still present. Very enjoyable for the price, although not as smooth as older whiskys.
This was actually more of a "low"light for me. I've enjoyed the 12yr from time to time, but I found the 18 year not much more interesting or complex. Was smoother than the 12, but not much else. I usually don't opt for Speyside whiskys, though, so I'm biased
This one was the star of my trip. Rich, smooth, toffee, chocolate, with an incredible finish. This is the bottle I should have brought home with me. Luckily I can find it close-by for slightly more than $100
The bar I wanted to try this at was out of it, so I bought a bottle without actually tasting it, because the description was just so tantalizing. See for yourself:
It is a good whisky. To me, I'd say it's essence is more of a refined Laphroaig 10. I don't necessarily get all of the notes described, but it's still complex, smooth, and satisfying.
I've had this many times, but this trip solidified it as my "go to" whisky. The richness, the sweetness, and the intense smoke/peat just hits all the right spots for me. From now on, if I only have one bottle of whisky in my house, it will be this
I regret not getting to try Oban Distiller's Edition. They were out of it in the bars in Oban, and I didn't want to buy a bottle without trying it. Even though I do like Oban 14, it is not my favorite, so it wasn't worth the risk. I've heard really great things about it, though.