No insult intended and I hope none taken. You do seem to have a good sense of humor about you. I am an old fogy about three times you age, well experienced on the subject of libations.
Being an old fogy I am set in my ways and just as when I was young I did not understand older people, now I do not understand younger people, somehow the circle always comes 'round. Every time. I do understand that younger folk use a lot of abbreviations, icons and short cuts when communicating on the web. It always raises my hackles as I think it diminishes true communication and language itself.
When I was your age, I explored all kinds of libations, just to find out where my true tastes resided. It was a new world and an adventuresome one. I did everything from wine to whisky to liquor, beers of every sort and about at your age was introduced to Scotch whisky. I hated it initially as I had unsophisticated tastes at that time and it tasted funky. In short order I began to appreciate it, however. Although expensive, it needs no mixer other than water, also the cost of good Scotch may prevent one from drinking too much of it at one time
If I had the audacity to advise a young person about alcohol, I would say start with Scotch.
Scotch has a complexity of taste that invites one to sip slowly and appreciate the effort of the people that made it Good alcohol is only as good as the people that make it and the Scots make it very well and have done so for centuries. http://www.laphroaig.com/