Another vote here for Oban.... it is awfully good.
At the lower-end price-point 10-12 year, Glenlivet was my first--and is still my house whisky. Some may disagree, but it really appeals to my tastes. I can't keep that **** in the bottle!!
I'm big on Cognac over the past few years, so my Scotch vocabulary has taken a big hit.
Mr. I's everyday preference is for Glenfiddich, whereas i'd opt on a blend for everyday and have a bottle of Dewars... if i'm going to go single malt though, i'd stick with my trusty (jiri tlusty) Macallan 12.
considering your recent dips into cognacs, it's no surprise that you'd prefer Glenlivet.... actually, it's a pretty good indicator of you personal palate.