Ah the Classic Malts of Scotland! I agree with you on both Cragganmore and Lagavulin. The latter is indeed an aquired taste but I like it. The Oban is also a fine malt as is the Glenkinchie for those who prefer a lighter taste. Have yet to taste either the Dalwhinnie or Talisker.
There have been a number of single malts listed here so let me add one more that I happened onto in of all places, New Orleans. It is the LeDaig 20. A fine full bodied malt with just the right amount of peat.
All this talk of scotch has helped deaden the pain of the river closures. It's true, it is medicinal.