Got my first bottle of scotch for Christmas. Glenlivet 12 year old, the youngest in their product range).
I'm trying to develop some grown-up tastes. At 53.
A good one for starters, as are Speyside malts (Glenfiddich, Aberlour et al
) generally - smoother, less peaty. Generally the further west one goes in Scotland, the peatier the whisky.
Still missing The Singleton of Auchroisk though, in production back in the 1990's and not seen since...incredible balance of smoothness and character, the Speyside style at its best.