Shock, horror! 55 and a first time father of 19 months over here!
Bought a 16 y.o. Madiera finished Macallan, one of only 343 bottles to celebrate her birth. See, there's this bloke in the vintage house, soho, and he offered me this gorgeous dram one friday afternoon and i couldn't resist buying the whole bottle. no regrets.
well, not many! being a dad keeps you young...and busy
As Tina Turner once said:
"People think i'm getting old...I'm just getting started!"
Oh, BTW, been on the malt trail about six years. Last count , I'd sampled about 170 different whiskies of all ages, regions, colour, finish and nose...not a lot i know. I mean, How DOES Mr Murray manage to sample about 700 new ones in a year AND write mo' or less coherently about them??
That's 2 newies per day!! On top of all the ones he calls "one of my regular drams"...
(see "Are you an alcoholic?" thread on this forum. "No, I'm a whisky taster you nerk!").
P.S. Tip for whisky shoppers. Always "do business" with the guy who has whisky on his breath. He's more likely to give you a (generous) sample of the current "house malt".