I like Balvenie single malts. The Double Wood or Caribbean Cask is my everyday scotch. Laphroaig Triple Wood is a special occasion dram..
Enjoy the search for your favorites.
I started out drinking the Macallan 10 and 12 but have moved over to Balvenie 12 Doublewood and have been drinking it for the past few months. Good stuff!
Check out this site which should give you an idea of single malts that would fit into your preferred flavor areas.
Personally, my favorite is Glenrothes and I find myself just drinking drams that I prefer over trying to match tasting notes.
That chart is awesome! Thanks Matt!