If you want something sweeter, the MacAllan should suit you. Aberlour is good as well and less expensive. You might also like Dalmore or one of the flavored Glenmorangie malts - the Quinta Ruban is my favorite.
One of the components of Johnny Walker black is the 10-year-old Talisker, which is VERY smoky and peppery. I like it ... but I have to be in the right mood to drink it!
That's a sad tough story you are telling about your Mom. Yes, all gods need killing for the reason that their only home is the fiction inside people's brains.
Welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and devious religions have always been deceiving and controlling vulnerable people besides indoctrinating defenceless children;
----and how tragic and inexcusable it also is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.