Or you can go with a more unconventional Scotch. If you "want something a little special and unusual, there's a single malt called Clynelish which springs to mind," he says. "Or Springbank from Campbelltown -- it's an unusual, rich, bolder [whisky] with a maritime character." That means it tastes like the sea, but not the parts where people make #1.
If you like the lighter, fruitier stuff...
You're still going to go the single-malt route, but you'll be going deeper into the portfolio of different distilleries. "[Find] Cardhu, Glenlivet, or Glenfiddich -- those which have fruity characters, and those single malts all have great reputations," Morgan says. "And rightly so."
If you're wondering what kind of money you're going to have to lay out for a bottle of any of these whiskies, it depends on the age. But you can find many 12-years for under $50 at your local liquor store. "In terms of relative prices of single malts, all three of those are going to be what I'd call affordable," he says.