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#1 Apple14

Posted Yesterday, 01:30 PM

I’m looking for a bottle of something for my DP.
He’s a beer drinker but enjoys a scotch/whiskey every now and again. I have no idea which one!
He likes makers mark, so he got that last year.
What’s something similar?? I found Johnny Walker platinum. Is this similar??
Any ideas for something around $100/bottle??

#2 can'tstayaway

Posted Yesterday, 01:45 PM

I don’t know much about whiskey, but I do know that bourbon is made of grain (usually corn) and scotch is made of malt.  

I think Maker’s Mark is a bourbon. Johnny Walker is a blended scotch.

My father drinks blended scotch and my DH likes a single malt. Neither like the other but will drink it. Neither would drink bourbon.

I have a bourbon drinking friend who does not like scotch. I did gift him a bottle of Eagle Rare bourbon based on a recommendation and he loves it.

Too confusing for me.

#3 WaitForMe

Posted Yesterday, 01:47 PM

I know just enough to be dangerous.

I know that there are peaty ones and non-peaty ones, and generally people like one but not the other.

Just googled, Makers Mark is a Kentucky Bourbon, to which I know even less, other than its a different style again. Maybe look for another Bourbon?

#4 Apple14

Posted Yesterday, 01:50 PM

Agree way too confusing!

#5 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted Yesterday, 01:52 PM

Hellyers Road from Tassie is one whiskey that was recommended to us. There are a few different prices, depending on the vintage.

Edited by FuzzyChocolateToes, Yesterday, 03:40 PM.

#6 chookas!

Posted Yesterday, 01:53 PM

My husband loves the scotch whiskys, try Laphroaig. So stinky but apparently really good!

#7 seayork2002

Posted Yesterday, 01:54 PM

single malt is the way to go (persona;llt speaking)

do not buy any whisky without the year/age on it

Scottish is the main one and my favourite  but there is Irish Whiskey

Laproaig is ok but very peaty, I would stick to Glenmorangie or Glenfiddich if unsure as more a simpler tastes.

Personally I would stay away from Johnnie Walker

Edited by seayork2002, Yesterday, 01:57 PM.

#8 byjingo

Posted Yesterday, 01:55 PM

DH’s common go to is Gentleman Jack, the smoother version of Jack Daniels. He has tried a few, but always reverts back to it!

#9 seayork2002

Posted Yesterday, 01:56 PM

View Postchookas!, on 11 November 2019 - 01:53 PM, said:

My husband loves the scotch whiskys, try Laphroaig. So stinky but apparently really good!

Yes DH loves it more than me but a acquired taste so I would only go with it I knew the person liked it as a lot to spend if it stays unopened

I don't mind it though

#10 Bird1

Posted Yesterday, 01:57 PM

Makers mark is bourbon, so if he likes that he probably won’t like whiskey very much a different taste.
Then you have to find out if he likes single malt or blended.

#11 ~J_F~

Posted Yesterday, 01:59 PM

If he likes makers mark, I would stick with bourbon.

Try wild turkey rare breed.

My DH is a bourbon drinker, he won’t touch scotch, they aren’t interchangeable for many drinkers.

Edited by ~J_F~, Yesterday, 02:53 PM.

#12 SelceLisbeth

Posted Yesterday, 01:59 PM

My favourite, which I can easily drink neat is Dimple. I would love to have that on hand all the time, but the bottle is just a little pricey (not too exxy though).

#13 José

Posted Yesterday, 02:01 PM

theres an australian whiskey tasting set, flight of the possum. maybe worth a look

#14 seayork2002

Posted Yesterday, 02:03 PM

View PostJosé, on 11 November 2019 - 02:01 PM, said:

theres an australian whiskey tasting set, flight of the possum. maybe worth a look

I forgot about our Aussie whisky and there is Japanese Whisky as well

#15 José

Posted Yesterday, 02:04 PM

maybe Dobsons single malt Old Reliable.

#16 Apageintime

Posted Yesterday, 02:13 PM

There are some beautiful Tasmanian whiskeys, hellyers road has some lovely not too expensive ones.

#17 Zippypeaks

Posted Yesterday, 02:35 PM

Chives Regal 15yo or 18yo
Glenfiddich 12yo
Lagavulin 16yo
Glenmorangie 10yo or 14yo

These are the scotches DH drinks, all between $75-$100ish

#18 Mollycoddle

Posted Yesterday, 02:38 PM

Maker's Mark is a bourbon.  Bourbon and Scotch are both whiskeys but taste totally different so if he likes that one I would be going for a variety of bourbon as opposed to a Scotch.

I'd go a Jack Daniels variety or Wild Turkey, one of the special blends.

Edited by Mollycoddle, Yesterday, 02:40 PM.

#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted Yesterday, 02:50 PM

If your DH likes bourbon, I just asked a bourbon loving friend what they would recommend for around the $100 mak.

They suggested
Blanton's bourbon
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Makers 46

hope that helps

#20 hills mum bec

Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM

View PostMollycoddle, on 11 November 2019 - 02:38 PM, said:

Maker's Mark is a bourbon.  Bourbon and Scotch are both whiskeys but taste totally different so if he likes that one I would be going for a variety of bourbon as opposed to a Scotch.

I'd go a Jack Daniels variety or Wild Turkey, one of the special blends.

This!  Bourbon and Scotch taste completely different so don't just assume because he likes Bourbon that he would also like Scotch.  My pick would be a bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

#21 Apple14

Posted Yesterday, 02:58 PM

Thanks so much everyone

#22 Wot*A*Lot*Of_____

Posted Yesterday, 03:18 PM


Or for bourbon.....
Knob Creek
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

#23 **Xena**

Posted Yesterday, 03:21 PM

My favourite is Glenfiddich. DH and I drank 18yo Glenfiddich from our Quaich for our hand fasting. So yum.

Edited by **Xena**, Yesterday, 03:23 PM.

#24 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted Yesterday, 03:24 PM

my DH has a bottle of the Hellyers Road whiskey from Tas that PP mentioned - he really likes it.

#25 No Drama Please

Posted Yesterday, 04:38 PM

Nikka from the barrel is a Japanese whisky that is really good.

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