Originally Posted by Unregistered
I did the same thing for my two children. I bought bottles that were bottled as near to their birthday as possible. Jack has got three bottles of Laphroiag 2007 Feis Ile, and Chloe has got three bottles of Ardbeg Rollercoaster............I hope they will both like smoke and peat when they are older:-)
That's one approach. I think of a whiskies born on date as the distillation date. Though it might be fun to see a snapshot of what we were drinking on his/her birth date.
Here's what I'm doing. I'm buying up whisky from the year of my sons birth as it comes on the market. It's more labor intensive, but I think it will be worth it down the line. We can share many whiskies from many brands of many ages. You can buy specific year vintages like the Glenrothes noted above, single cask bottles with the distillation date noted, special editions, etc. If he's seventeen and Glenmorangie releases a new 17 yr old special edition, that's good enough for me as well. I'll note the purchase date.
I wouldn't get any random x year old on his x birthday because you don't know if it was distilled on his birth year, or a year or two earlier, etc. However a new release product will be datable to a particular year. This ignores that there likely is older whisky in these releases and I'm fine with that. Otherwise single cask is really all you could get.
It's all just a bit of fun anyway. Whisky it's not in my investment portfolio.
I'm doing the same to have a few drams for my 40th that were also born in 1972, and a nice 40yr old of course!