22 here, chinese male. i started with cognac from my dad stash and began a little collection of my own.
i discovered single malt after a year of cognac and fell in love. glad to have tasted some of the 'bang for buck single malts' such as aberlour 10, macallan 12/18, highland park 12/18, balvenie 12 dw, talisker 10, laphroaig 10.
today i have in possesion, macallan 12 fine oak, macallan 12 elegancia, balvenie 12 dw (pretty new dram), highland park 12 (pretty new too) and just hours ago, a bottle of glenfiddich 12 sr (from the changi airport duty free, they have really limited selection of single malts).
my next purchase would probably be a laphroaig 10, talisker 10 and ardbeg uigedail. i'll also get hold of some more proper dramming glasses to share the joy!