With the diversity of whiskey and rich plethora of brands and blends, malts, vatted... Can you really do anything but LOVE the stuff?
Moreover, I am very impressed with Kilbeggan (Irish). Almost like a "light" version of Black Bush (not as silky, but has the fruit & smoothness). It's also cheap (around € 15) so I recommend it.
Another oldie I recently had was Teacher's. Unfortunately I can't stand it. Too sherried and way out of sync. For my palate, anyway.
Iain, I'm not sure if it's as sherried as W&M, but AFAIK there's a substantial amount of Glendronach in Teacher's, and that's my nightmare of a malt. Which W&M have you had? Are they all very sherried? I've been wanting to try the 12 year old for some time.
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Royal mile whiskies in Edinburgh have Islay Mist as their house blend for £13.
I must say that I thought Dewar's White Label was far better than the 12 yr old.
Never tried Whyte and Mackay at older ages but I'm a big fan of the standard bottling.
They generally don't do OB's, but there were centenary anniversary 12yo and 21yo OB's a few years back. Whisky Exchange have got some. Most common is G&M 14yo, but there are Signatory bottlings too, and the SMWS has just released one which is getting a good review, although I can't vouch for it myself yet.
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