unclebenjen said: I really like Johnny Walker Double Black, but I'm looking at trying more expensive whiskys. Any recommendations?
I haven’t had the Double but I have tried the normal Johnny Walker Black label, and as I’ve heard, they are similar. The Double being more smoky, which mean more aggressive aging and larger percentages of the peatier, smokier malts added. Some of the main malts used in Black (and most likely Double Black), which you would most likely enjoy, are: Cragganmore, Talisker, Caol Ila (try 12), and many other brands that Diageo likely uses. Really most of the Islay whiskies. Bowmore (try Tempest 10), Legavulin (the 16 being most popular), and Scapa for example.