I have fond memories of tasting martinis. I was two. Just had two!It's good you can remember your first time. I don't recall my first encounter with any sort of libation. When I was growing up, my parents owned a country store. They operated a bar on one side and sold groceries, etc. on the other side. I've been told that once when I was 2, my dad was in the grocery store and my mother was in the basement doing laundry, I went into the bar and opened every bottle in a case of beer and took a sip out of each one. Rumor has it, I fell off the back porch but I really can't confirm or deny that.
I'm a Woodford Reserve guy as well. Also like ALL Islay single malts.I am not a bourbon connoisseur so I doubt that my impression is knowledgeable enough that someone should pay much attention to it. That being said, the Bulleit bourbon I tasted didn't excite me. I found a bit raw and in need of just a touch more sweetness. But then, my favorite is Woodford Reserve so take that as my base and decide from there.