I will never catch up in the single malt category. I just don't enjoy it.
Bourbon, on the other hand, I enjoy almost too much. Started drinking the better bourbons back in my 20s. That's when I ran through the Bs. Bookers, Basil Haden, Blantons. And also realized that you could get good bourbon for less than premium price. In those days, there were bottles of Pappy just sitting on the top shelf easily available. What a change.