Fscott wrote:Since I will be 40 shortly, my dream of drinking a whisky as old as/older than me is not looking good.
You can definitely achieve this goal and you don't need to spend an insane amount of money to do it:
Glenfarclas has a regular strength 40yo out that is very very decent and somewhat reasonable in price for an OB bottling.
Douglas Laing OMC has released several "Probably Speyside's Finest" in the 40 - 43yo range over the past years. These are generally excellent whiskies (apparently GlenFarclas) and very reasonably priced for their ages (typically around $250 +/- $50).
Also, Gordon McPhail has recently done some supposedly great bottlings of Glen Grant all in the 40+ year range that are in the $300 - $350 range...