ralfy review 788 Extras – Malts change and we change too.

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    Captain 3D August 12, 2019 at 5:23 am

    I like a bit of ramble. Yes on the economics ahead. Will these expensive whiskies be cheaper when people feel poor again?

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    Michael Mann August 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    I love the extras videos. Always good to go off the beaten path. Thanks!

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    Fets Ki August 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Hi Ralfy, any single grains in the review pipeline? I really think you should…. Signatory has some real nice single cask releases at real affordable prices….

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    אליעזר יששכר August 14, 2019 at 2:33 am


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    Booze Hound August 14, 2019 at 2:40 am

    "they're trying to sell less for more, and we are trying to buy more for less, and that's where the friction lies." great malt moment there.

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    Joel Weidenfeld August 14, 2019 at 2:58 am

    You know ralphy, I dont KNOW why they just don't make the shit right , it's not all that complicated or expensive to do it right relative to WHAT THEY are presently charging (even though I bet the real problem will be the taxes as the give$$eMnt is always the real problem) , and by RIGHT I mean no skimping on ingredients or the barrels….ONLY attempts to rip people off by charging near GOING rate for good stuff explains bad shit . Take the barrels, you and everyone GIVE the impression that these are limiting!!! Well they are not unless your trying to rip people off with bad barrels and bad booze in them…bad or subpar… A barrel even fresh fill new will in the most expensive case add what 5 or 10 bucks to the bottle when they are charging 10 TIMES THAT and MORE….and that's the most expensive, you can still have good barrels that were used and refilled and refurbished in the mix making the cost a lot less….

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    William Giuffre August 14, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Old Pultney 12 always gave me the impression that I am tasting whiskey that’s been cut with oil. Everything is blunted. It seems there is more flavor and it could last longer but it is trapped somehow.
    I’d buy another bottle if the price went down 20-40%.

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    Dan Swank August 14, 2019 at 3:13 am

    It would be nice to have a cast strength ption versus the 40% ABV
    I tried adding Glenliver Nadurra to 40 ABV. 2 yr glenlivet and taste improved immediately.
    I also. Reccomend 1792 bourbon full proof versus standard 1792
    The spirit makes the flavor a different level.

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    Whisky In The 6 August 14, 2019 at 3:21 am

    I really noticed a lack of cask influence in the most recent Springbank 9 Local Barley. Rare that Springbank disappoints for me but that 9 year was a bit too new make tasting for me.

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    Al Paterson August 14, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Is first still relevant ? 🙂

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    Al Paterson August 14, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Absolutely informative and highly entertaining here today! – I bought the GlenScotia 15 on your recommendation 3 months ago and at the now halfway mark … what an unbelievable cask influence! .. but only for serious anoraks:-) Slangé fra Montreal

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    Leonnidas * August 14, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Do you think brexit is going to hurt scotch exports and those of us who buy imported scotch?

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    Warren Benson August 14, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Eyyyy nice one Ralfy another fantastic video

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    Jon Doe August 14, 2019 at 4:00 am

    I don't know if it is just greed or some other reason, but very few high end distilleries are willing to release bottle sizes of lower volume. Right now the Balvenie Doublewood is the only thing available in my area offered in a size less than a full bottle at 200ml. I think they are missing out on some of the market that wants quality over quantity, but don't always have the budget for the standard 750ml. Smaller bottles also makes it more fun trying a variety of different things at a faster pace comparing side by side, than just "putting all your eggs in one basket," with the monthly budget.

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    Welsh Toro August 14, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Lovely little extra this one. I quite agree that I have changed in my whisky purchasing. These days I feel like I have a pretty sensitive idea as to whether a whisky is worth the asking price and not buying it if I think the answer is no. I might break that rule if a whisky is particularly interesting to me for some reason but these days I'm not buying a lot of stuff I might have a few years back. Mind you, quite a number of distillery owners are making that choice easy for me. Forget about Macallan and Highland Park (Edrington), we can add all the stuff from Bacardi like Royal Brackla and Aultmore. Beam/Suntory have succeeded in ruining the reputation of their distilleries (think Bowmore). Aberlour have fallen off the edge and Inverhouse have seriously shot themselves in the foot with price increases of Old Pulteney and Balblair along with inferior whisky. Stuff em, I'll just buy something else. I don't need to ripped off and give them my money. I actually feel sorry for the employees of some of these great distilleries that have to sell this overpriced nonsense because this is not a cottage industry. It's a massive capitalist venture. They want to treat us as gullible punters. Don't let them. Huff – Enjoyable rant over. Cheers Ralfy. WT

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    Francesco Albanese August 14, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Good stuff Ralphy! I am curious to know, how would you recommend going about transitioning from drinking several full flavored single malts and bourbons to drinking lighter flavored but quality scotch blends, Canadian blends and Irish whiskies?

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    Mendip Fox August 14, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Interesting extras. I completely agree with the buying thought process there. It’s either over priced or it’s on the money. I’m becoming more and more like that with my purchases these days Ralfy. I real good timely example of that is the the latest batch of Laphroaig 10 CS. Previous years, I’ve always bought a bottle without hesitation at £60, now they want £78 (£85 delivered) I haven’t bought a bottle this year as it’s OTT in my opinion. I’ve had to be really strict with myself. I’d love to know your thoughts. One dram I’m really enjoying at the moment (drinking whilst watching these extras) is the Benromach 2010 Sherry Peat Smoke Cask Strength. I think it represents amazing value at £57. Any plans to review? It’s a real event whisky! Nice change from Islay peated whisky.

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    Francesco Albanese August 14, 2019 at 4:32 am

    I hope more distilleries like deanston keep popping up. They offer a good quality product for a solid price. Non chill filtered, 46.3 percent, and no colour added for the virgin oak offering. It was only 50 dollars Canadian which is very cheap for a single malt. Good stuff for an everyday dram or for someone getting into single malts.

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    Roo Hit August 14, 2019 at 5:07 am

    I'll miss Ralphy's constant battle with the clicker when he finally gets it working.

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    Colin Gantiglew August 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Very helpful. Your wise philosophy, even for oldies like me, is appreciated.
    Warning! I bought a bottle of McCleod's "Smokehead", 42% age unspecified. If you enjoy a sip of ashy well-smoked spirit that a calf has piddled in, then go for it. It's SLIGHTLY more palatable with a splash of Teachers in it, but hold your nose and gulp. Put bottle back in tin cylinder, place on high shelf and hope it bottle-matures a bit before you croak!

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    John Stud August 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Agree with you Ralfy, and isn't the whisky industry getting more and more complex………..MY experience is (throughout the years) that I have been MORE pleasantly surprised by independant bottlers, a few exceptions like Glen Scotia , Blair Athol, Bruichladdich and Arran………..fact is, our palette changes as well, in MY case I used to love Glendronach, but in my view it is getting weaker and weaker, or is it my palette that is changed, so difficult………..but one thing I know for sure, some of the really big brands like Macallan and Highland Park are really getting down the hill………I really prefer to spend my money on an "obscure" Macduff or Glenlossie instead!!

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    joseph saims August 14, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Hey Ralfy . I have been watching your channel for some years now and was wondering what would be a good single malts you would recommend

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    Matt Kertzman August 14, 2019 at 7:50 am

    You know, Ralfy, I don't catch ever vid you make but, I'm glad as hell I watched this one. It put a smile on my face and reminded me why I subscribed in the first place. Cheers, mate! Let me know if you ever want to try a MN, USA single malt whiskey.

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    Sven Lancaster August 14, 2019 at 9:07 am

    It would be a pity if blends weren’t continued to be recognised for (often) being of significant quality in their own right. I’m very happy with a blend, young or old, even if only for the sake of nostalgia. Ballentine’s and Dewars still hit the spot.

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    Justin Martin August 14, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Loving this. Ralfy never looks back for long, embraces the now, looks down the road…but never forgets. Onward!

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    Signor Croach August 14, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Loved your intro ralfy 🙂

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    trapper kcmo August 14, 2019 at 10:31 am

    american bourbons and single malts are in full raging bloom. check balcones texas bourbon and baby blue corn whiskey. bluebird single malt out of phoenix, pennsylvania. youre welcome.

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    Blank Steve August 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Ask big brother for an infrared amplifier for your IR LEDs. Yes…Clicker v2.0

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