Thank you Brussell for you reply and suggestions. My friend is a scotch drinker. Forgive my lack of knowledge about about scotch but I thought Johnnie Walker was an American whiskey. Also, you did not overstep, and I have considered that point myself, but this is a direct quote from his last email to me,
"Maybe when some of this health dust settles we can sync up in Utah this summer. I know you’re not a scotch drinker, well…I can fix that. J"