ralfy review 785 – GlenAllachie 8yo (rye cask) @ 48%vol:



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25 Comments
  1. Reply
    mike addison-saipe July 22, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Review 785 I believe (see heading )

  2. Reply
    Shaun Rae July 22, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Single Malt aged in a Rye Cask? haven't been this happy since I found out about Balvenie 14 Carribean Cask! I'm going to have to scour All over the US to find this stuff.

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    Malty Manic Mojoe July 22, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the Malt mention moments…

  4. Reply
    nobillclinton July 23, 2019 at 12:03 am

    worth the time. Thank you

  5. Reply
    theboyheed Mackay July 23, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Was the distillery shop purchase. I’m working at Glenrothes at the moment and might nip along on pay day

  6. Reply
    Ray Banto July 23, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I will taste some GlenAllechie at some point. But these Fintstone style labels. xD

  7. Reply
    Se7en%Solution July 23, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Informative as always! Please review the Eradour you picked up recently, Ralphy!

  8. Reply
    Landrum45 July 23, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Ralfy, any plans on reviewing another Kilchoman in the near future? I like their whisky though they are awful proud of it $$

  9. Reply
    62rome July 23, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Ralfy have you ever reviewed home made whiskey, if not will you?.

  10. Reply
    Sébastien Durand Nizan July 23, 2019 at 1:51 am

    15 months in Rye casks according to Mr Walker (had been watching his live tasting session).

  11. Reply
    Mark Slinger July 23, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Smashing review
    Did you try the Marsala fill your own bottle that you bought?

  12. Reply
    Whisky Whims July 23, 2019 at 2:26 am

    This sounds rather interesting Ralfy. Have you got any opinions on the news regarding the SWA allowing various different casks to be used, including tequila?

  13. Reply
    Sippers Social Club July 23, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Great review, cheers!

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    Yorkshire Whisky Reviews - Sam July 23, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Another good review, really looking forward to trying it on Wednesday night as part of the Twitter Tasting with GlenAllachie, 4 very interesting drams in the line up.

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    A R July 23, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Happy Malty Monday Dear Sir! I’m a fan of these young 8 year old malts. They are a bit easier on the wallet and are interesting experiences. Would love to try this as I am a lover of Scotch and my husband is a big fan of Rye. This would be a unique bottle to have. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Reply
    Tom Francis July 23, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Ralfy, Maltmates. I have £60 to spend on a bottle of whisky. What would you plump for?

  17. Reply
    grbadalamenti July 23, 2019 at 2:59 am

    I am a total newbie in the whisky world, but from what I can see from my local Amazon assortment, Koval is bottling the standard rye spirit at 40% in bottles of 500 ml. It is difficult for me to believe this is a high quality offering, more of a mistreating the malt mates as consumers. For the time being I do not buy the Koval offering.

  18. Reply
    Antonello Cavallaro July 23, 2019 at 3:09 am

    I have a malt mention Sir Ralfy,
    Glen Deveron 16 Royal burgh collection!
    I hope you can give your feedback!
    I love your video by the way !
    Ciao Ralfy

  19. Reply
    eric gilbert July 23, 2019 at 3:15 am

    With all the ex-scotch whisky casks popping up in Canadian whisky production lately, these Koval quarters are just the tipping point with swapping as scotch distillers play with the new rules. Fresh Alberta Springs 10 yo marriage barrels and a Islay or Campbelton whisky.

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    margaret lafountain July 23, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Doubtful I'll ever see this bottle in my area, but I do have a bottle of Bulleit rye and a bottle of Dalwhinnie 15yo that I find insipid and am always looking for ways to doctor it up. Might even add a drop or 2 of vanilla extract to the mix.

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    Adrian Nudelman July 23, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Hello Ralfy. Could you activate the subtitles in your videos? Is that my grandfather is a fan of you but has hearing problems. He says that you are the best and that he never stops seeing your reviews. Thanks x share Mr Ralfy.

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    Colin Gantiglew July 23, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I saw, within the last few days, two bottles of Johnny Walker Green @ $NZ65 each on the shelf of a local bottle store. I think I'll go and buy them on the strength of your review of that drop, Ralfy, thank you. There is a bottle of Blue label, too, at $NZ235 but I'll give that a miss.

    Btw, Charles Dickens often has Mr Pickwick drinking a tumbler-full of brandy and water, hot and well sugared. This suggests to me that spirits in his time were indeed cask strength and needed to be watered down to a quaffable level.

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    Keith Daniel July 23, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Ralfie, is it necessary to take a cask apart to let it dry out?

  24. Reply
    Lars Nilsson July 23, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Hi Ralfy.
    I got a couple of thoughts.
    I'm sorry to say, but I'm really fed up with the whisky industry and their greed.
    Prizes has gone to far and quality is frankly on an all time low.
    Thank God for Caol ila 12yo and Laphroaigh 10yo which has kept a good quality for a affordable price.
    I now explore the world of other cask aged spirits.
    Mescal, rum and gin for example.
    I haven't got your budget and am frankly a bit annoyed when you say that 100 pound is great value for money for a single malt.
    After tax and bills I got approximately 800 pounds to live for a month.
    I don't want pity, I just want you to put that in proportion to the price of whisky.
    Take care Ralfy
    Kind regards
    Lars

  25. Reply
    Jason Heliopoulos July 23, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Tried the GlenAllachie 12 last month per your recommendation, and really enjoyed it! I am seriously enjoying your enlightening info on how modern malts are moving toward cask-blending. Very intriguing.
    On another note, could you ever get around to not necessarily 'reviewing' new make or new born spirit, but if ever you could do an 'extra' on how we as consumers and malt-mates, if we have the chance to get hands on new make, to know what to look for so as to be able to assess for ourselves the integrity of the spirit, and thus perhaps get an idea of what whiskies or distilleries are producing (at least!) quality spirit. I know you've mentioned that good casks can make bad spirit, good. I totally agree with that! I just want to be able to tell with the younger whiskies out there, which are spirit driven, if they are quality or not.
    Anyway, if you've done this before, sorry to ask for redundancy… or if you wouldn't mind doing an update on it, I would highly appreciate it! Cheers!!

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