I remember being over on the West Coast and being told that best sellers were 'low flyer' (Grouse) and Glenmorangie. I've not had - or even seen- GlenM for ages! Similarly Teachers, used to be the Aged Parent's standard.An oppo of mind goes mental when I say "Aye a Grouse/Bells/Teachers is fine" if anyone offers. He reckons I should stick to malts, he knows "feck all" about malts as well.
Always worth tasting your grains and blends as you would a single malt.
I rather like Whyte & MacKay.