Several of my friends and I are enthusiastic, but generally clueless scotch neewbies. In order to begin to address that unfortunate problem, we are starting a tasting group, the thought being that by pooling our money we can actually afford to enjoy some really good stuff. I was looking for some suggestions of some good bottles in the under $75 dollar range that we may enjoy, and that may be good "definitive" examples of some of the regions of Scotland. Also, if anyone has any good suggestions for some light food that they've enjoyed with their scotch, that would be great too...I've enjoyed smoked salmon with my whisky before, but am at a bit of a loss as to what else I can serve. Thanks so much for your help, and I look forward to reporting back with some good impressions of some excellent spirits.