How did I start? Hmmm.... Well, as the law in my jurisdiction prohibits the consumption of alcohol before turning 21yrs old, I waited until then to partake. However, I was already smoking fine cigars, which is a subculture all to its own. After turning the magical age of 21, I tried out some brandy, cognac, and finally whiskey. Rebel Yell, to be exact. It is horrid stuff. I drank it with water, then with just ice.
Over the last decade, I let go of American whiskeys and switched to Scotch whisky. A little over a year ago I decided that I was tired of looking at single malt scotch lists at restaurant/bars and not knowing what they were or how they tasted. I had gotten into wines a bit, so I understood regional differences and appellations. I wanted to try them all, and started doing just that. I'm still on my voyage, and loving every minute of it.
You'll have to excuse me, but I've enjoyed a new bottle of Aberlour A'Bunadh tonight, and was comparing it against Macallan Cask Strength. I'll have to check this post for grammar and spelling tomorrow, as three full drams of cask strength whisky is not good for proper typing.