Laphroaig is excellent, but very peaty. Not the best starter SM for the uninitiated.
The absolute best is Abelour A'Bunadh. But you gotta learn how to drink it.
Watch this excellent video with Alex Robertson:
Thank you All for your helpful comments.
They Were whisky drinkers/sippers.
They had 4 different Scotch Whisky's opened, so they opened mine, as well, making 5 for those that were tasting/drinking/sipping whisky's. I thought that was a great opportunity for me to try them all as well! The one the majority liked was one from China? Who knew?
Thank you again!
Macallan 18. Expensive, but will not disappoint.