The Glenlivet could be good tip
The whisky that started it all. Then Glenlivet was a long time synonym for single malt whisky itself. If you want to try how the true speyside whisky should taste, this whisky is right for you.
Age: 12yo (or you can try 18yo)
Nose - well-balanced with flower tones, honey and vanilla
Palate - smooth and malty, pleasant.
Some things are better when it has some story. You can dring a lots of great whisky and feel... just whisky. But whisky with story, the first one whisky. It gives you feel of history in all drums.