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Help! A gift similar to Johnhny Walker?

Postby Akik0 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:54 pm

Hello :)

I'm a totally whisky-noob, trying to get into this right now.

I would like to give a friend of mine (28 ) a tasty whisky for his birthday, but I have no clue what kind might match to him.
He is from Mississippi and totally loves Johnny Walker, either pure without any ice, or in bars mixed with coke (strange...^^). He's a little bit of a gourmet I think!

Well he doesn't like Jack Daniels or Jim Beam at all. I couldn't even tell ANY difference, cos I don't know anythink about whisky!

So, I'd say I give him something like Johnny, just maybe something new. I think he tried the green, black, blue and red labels already.
It shouldn't cost more than 35$, hopefully some of you have an idea what would be the right thing for him :)

uhm..I'm from germany, so hopefully I can get get it all from here..you never know o_O

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:05 pm

Try a Talisker 10yo Single Malt as seemingly there is a fair bit of it in the JW blend as it is.

Might be worth a try. Smokey and spicey with a nice sweetness. he shou;d enjoy it if he likes all Johnnie Walkers as they are all different.
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Postby Aidan » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:11 pm

Yes, or maybe Cragganmore, Linkwood, or Caol Ila...
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Postby kallaskander » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:48 pm

Hi there,

as you have posted the same question in a German forum I will only answer here to save time.
One of the lead malts in the younger JWs is Cardhu. The 12 year old is around 30.-€ or a bit above.
In older JWs there is Talisker in noticeable quantities so this suggestion is to be considered.
I f you do want to buy a single malt that does not stray too far from a blend but is a very fine single malt in its own right try to get a Benromach Traditional. Smooth and mellow, lots of very fine flavours. A malt that wants to be discovered and then rewards you with an abundance of tastes. It is around 30.-€ as well.

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Postby Aidan » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:08 pm

You could look out for the short-lived Cardhu vatted malt. Some say it's better than the single malt.
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Postby Akik0 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:29 pm

wooow lots of answers, thank you very much!
now I just have to decide which one to pick! I will see, thank you !!
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Postby Akik0 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:51 am

Hey I just found out yesterday he likes the red and blue label (very smooth), but not the green one cos of too woody taste :)

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Postby bamber » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:44 pm

Get him a bottle of Talisker 10yo. It's lovely. One of the first whiskies that got me into the stuff. The colour of sunshine and the taste of Skye.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:50 pm

If he likes Johnnie Walker then why not get him Johnnie Walker? If you want to get him something similar, then how about White Horse?
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