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@Wodha
Wodha started a discussion

Curious, how old are you and at what age did good whisky become more than a occasional drink?

I'm 50 and started drinking more than just Jack Daniels at about 45.

12 years ago

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@MFish85
MFish85 replied

I'm 27 and I'd say it started not long after I turned 21.

12 years ago 0

@drinix
drinix replied

I'm 28 and I started to seriously getting interested in whisky a couple of months before turning 27.

12 years ago 0

UserRemoved replied

I'm 70. Started to drink and enjoy whisky at age 23.

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@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

I'm 41. Started enjoying whisky when I turned 30, got seriously into whisky about 5 years ago and am totally hooked and 'studying' (& collecting) whisky for almost two years now. My wife is just a tad worried since I've been tasting and writing notes for almost 600 whiskies in 18 months... But as long as the wallet and the liver aren't complaining, neither am I.

12 years ago 3Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

I'm 58, and I only became seriously interested in whisk(e)y 2 or 3 years ago.

12 years ago 0

@Alanjp
Alanjp replied

I'm 27, and only really started drinking whisky when I was 23

12 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

...and, YES, @Wodha, I KNEW that you were due to start another discussion topic...the air was full of expectancy and foreboding...

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@mattberg
mattberg replied

I'm 44 summers vintage, started drinking whisky in my 20's but had no idea about the complexity and richness of single malts until a couple of years ago... a lifetime's adventure to enjoy

12 years ago 0

@rwbenjey
rwbenjey replied

I'm 26 and I dove into the whisky river when I was 24.

12 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

32 year old independent bottling (distilled 1979).

My whisky baptism was around 8 years ago but it gained real momentum in the last 5 years.

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Wodha
Wodha replied

@Victor Ha ha! And I'm always interested in the fabulous stuff your drinking!

12 years ago 0

@Wodha
Wodha replied

Correction: "you're"

I wish I could edit posts after they've gone up!

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@Victor
Victor replied

@Wodha, yes the sheer joy and fiery enthusiasm to post on Connosr sometimes facilitates typos!

12 years ago 2Who liked this?

Peatpete replied

40, and started getting into whisky about 2 years ago. Before that I activly disliked whisky for about 20 years...

12 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars replied

I'm 41 started drinking Canadian rye and mix about 8 or so years ago when rum became too sweet for me. Seriously starting drinking scotch and other world whisky's maybe 7 months ago. I'm glad my taste buds changed I'm really enjoying what the whisky world has to offer.

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MacBaker62
MacBaker62 replied

I just turned 49 yesterday, with bottles of Dalmore 15, Lagavulin 16, and a 94 vintage of Glenrothes as birthday gifts.

I started getting into single malts in my mid to late thirties, with the more common brands found in local grocers (in the US) like Glenlivit and Glenfiddich! My interest really took off when I discovered the wide range of single malts that could be found in well stocked specialty stores! So many whiskies, so little time!

12 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Doug
Doug replied

@Wodha now 32 serious about whisky at 29

12 years ago 0

@michaelschout

I'm a youngin at 21 years of age. I started seriously drinking scotch when I was 18 and only really branched out to other whiskies about a year ago.

12 years ago 0

TomH replied

I started drinking scotch at 21 but drank many Chivas, Walker Black, and Glenlivet. Around 40 while shopping at a small (but excellent) liquor store in Marigot, St. Martin the owner introduced me to different single malts (I left the store with Oban and Ledaig. I soon started trying more single malts concentrating on learning about the differences in the different regions and sub-regions for the next 10 years. Then I started reading Whiskynotes (from Malt Advocate) and learned about a bourbon called George Stagg. I then began exploring the world of American Whiskey and quickly grew to appreciate the Buffalo Trace Antique collection and the Van Winkle both for their flavors and for the value this top rated bourbon provided compared to what I was paying for the various scotch bottles I was finding. Today at 58 my bunker contains approximately equal numbers of scotch and bourbon bottles which I continue to consume at a slower rate than I purchase (despite the promise I made my wife 3 years ago when I retired that I would stop buying new product and only occasionally replace an bottle when needed)

12 years ago 0

@Andrew
Andrew replied

I'm 48 now and been drinking scotch since my mid / late teens (blends with ice!). I think I was about 20 when I bought my first single malt, and the same time I first tried it neat.. mid twenties for my Islay..

12 years ago 0

@lucadanna1985

I'm 27 and started to drink whisky seriously about a years ago, hooked for ever by a bottle of Lagavulin 16! before I could not stand the smell of whisky, my nose seemed to note only the "baby puke" note :)

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@JoeVelo
JoeVelo replied

I'm now 33 and began drinking single malts and related spirits on Millenium Eve in1999. so it has been 12+ years so far but I took it seriously about 4 years ago when my brother was in London, UK.

12 years ago 0

@JoeVelo
JoeVelo replied

@markjedi1 Should also take a passion for race bikes. I have 3 at the moment so my wife is not a bit worry about my whisky collection...

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MagneticField
  1. Been drinking the good stuff for about 4 years.

12 years ago 0

@MagneticField

apparently if you type "41." no quotes the coding of the website thinks you want a bullet point. 41. 41.

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@Imprimatur
Imprimatur replied

1977 vintage, just turned 34 a few days ago. My first experience with whisky was a sip of my grandfathers William Lawson's with soda and to much Johnnie walker Red Label at the age of 16. Hated it then end never touched it again untill my father converted me and introduced me to the real stuff at the age of 31. Am indefinitely grateful!

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@LeBudfrumHull

I'm 51 and started drinking scotch about 10 years ago, but I was sticking to the lighter single malts like GlenLivet and Glen Fiddich. Before that, I couldn't even stand the smell of scotch ! About 5-6 years ago a friend of mine introduced me to GlenMorangie French Oak Finish and discovered a new world of scotch, the Sherry wood finished malts. After that, I took the plunge and bought a bottle of Lagavullin 16 and I've been hooked on single malts ever since... There's so many flavor profiles out there and I want to try them all !

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@Torojima
Torojima replied

I'm 42 now. I've started drinking single malt whisky with about 30. Friends of mine had organised a tasting held by the owner of a local spirit/tobacco specialities store. I have no idea what we had tasted that evening, since I was completely whisky unaware at that time (had been more into gin-tonic and caipirinhas at that time and less in tasting spirits). Only when I drank a glass of JW blue and received a bottle of JW gold, both my uncle had bought for the wedding of my cousin-sister and later that year a friend of mine presented me with a bottle of Glenlivet 12 I grew aware of the vast variety there is in scotch single malt and started to buy some bottles on my own.

Now I have about 10 bottles in my cabinet and drink a dram about twice a week, read here and there about distilleries and the art of whisky making and experiences and thoughts of other malt-maniacs :) (and dream about that tour in Scotland to visit all the distilleries by myself :) )

p.s.: actually, my first dram of Whisky I've taken with the age of about five. My late dad and a few friends of him had settled down for a drink, I woke up and went to the living room, before my dad could notice me, I had taken a sip from the stuff I had seen him and his friends drink :D It had been JW red I had learned much later from my dad. But after that experience I had it with alcohol and have started to have an occasional drink only in my mid 20's :)

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Torojima
Torojima replied

@JoeVelo Had to quit driving a bike when my daughter got born. My wife preyed that promise out of me :D But I got a nice little British roadster so I'm still a petrol head :D Still, on the bike or in the car, I follow a 0 (promille.. don't know the English expression) blood alcohol doctrine. I want to keep my car, my live and my drivers license :D

12 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Torojima
Torojima replied

@Torojima ^ sorry friends, I've forgot a few commas up there, hope you can read it anyway :)

12 years ago 0

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