ralfy review 802 – Glenlivet 15yo French Oak @ 40%vol:



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  1. Reply
    marc November 19, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Unfortunately it's $80 near me

  2. Reply
    JETJOOBOY November 19, 2019 at 1:58 am

    I love using A syringe to measure my whisky water….at home…
    BUT I have taken to doing it in company and now and then – in certain types of pubs… (the slightly pretentious ones)
    I just find it really annoys idiots and tickles the chuckle bone of people that I would want to talk to!
    I really want to find a reaaaally OLD Antique Victorian, Sherlock Holmes looking gadget… in a posh case… with ampules of water in the case… really REALLY see who has a sense of humour or ….not.

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    RobFut 99 November 19, 2019 at 2:01 am

    I literally won’t but a bottle of whisky that is at 40 percent. There are too many equal or better options that give us 43, 45, 46, and better for the same prices. Why settle?

  4. Reply
    William Perry November 19, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Either this guy has an extremely well developed palate and nose or he's just making this up.

  5. Reply
    Fred Labosch November 19, 2019 at 2:36 am

    I can relate why the 12yo is bottled at minimum strength because it's an entry level dram, but I never understood why this 15yo doesn't have the same strength as it's 3 year older sibling.
    It's just as you say Ralfy, 3% go a long way.

  6. Reply
    sav November 19, 2019 at 2:41 am

    That's a new cap and it's not even 2020 yet.

  7. Reply
    cantbendknee November 19, 2019 at 2:42 am

    Consider checking out Crabbie whisky ralfy.

  8. Reply
    Franciso Javier Puerta Maya November 19, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Hola Ralfy, muy interesantes todos sus vídeos. Hablo muy poco inglés, pero su hablar pausado me facilita entender toda la información que usted suministra.

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    Shawn Adams November 19, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Amen to the if it doesn't smell right or taste right its not worth your time… I just ended up pouring a bottle of Ron Zacapa 23 Centenario Sistema Solera Rum down the drain… horrible moldy sherry smell on the nose and the same in the taste. Shame really, I've had another bottle that was near perfect.

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    phantumgrey November 19, 2019 at 3:06 am

    This one is a good scotch. It's one of the first bottles I got when I started getting into scotch.

  11. Reply
    Alexander Bertallo November 19, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Exactly 170 likes and not one single dislike…what a wonderful world…

  12. Reply
    KOB November 19, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I'm just 10 seconds in and realize you are reviewing my least-favourite single malt (not that I've had so many but I did drink a bathtub of Bowmore when it had the 24k label)… so, I'm genuinely curious what your're going to say. [disclaimer: I like heavy rich and bitey peat] Update: Wow! "sharp, sour, and a little two-dimensional". I could not have said it that well. As for the 'nose', man…. you have a sniffer! I pick up about 1/3rd of what your talking about…. perhaps I could learn, but I don't know. Anyway, I know what I like, the 'Livit is an interesting whisky, it does ~much~ better with a spoon of water (dip the tip of the spoon in honey 1/8th of an inch first and then stir), and it is an excellent value but I would rather drink a beer or a Canadian Rye (yuk!). I'm sure there are those who really like this whisky, I did at first, but it just isn't my thing. But you have to respect the effort and the deliberate way they went about getting that particular flavour – someone loves it, right? 2nd update: Ha! You agree on the water. Just give it a whirl with the honey (you'll be adding about 0.005ml of honey… teeny amount)…. oh, and don't use a silver spoon, use stainless (I won't make that mistake again)

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    Bishopburn Boy November 19, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Angola , hmmm – remember being offered Whisky in a string of 30 ml plastic pouches , not so nice – thankfully the hotel had black label !!

  14. Reply
    weesky November 19, 2019 at 3:33 am

    have one, good stuff and interesting taste.
    ps : i personnally like to mix an irish whisky (or sometimes a "cheap" blend) with peated whisky and a little add of fresh honey, but little 🙂 we do as we want !

  15. Reply
    summoning111 November 19, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Thirst

  16. Reply
    Isle of Wight Bushcraft November 19, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Even to the Isle of Wight ralfie me ol malt Manx man

  17. Reply
    Alexander Bertallo November 19, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Accordingly to your review about the Queen Margot 3 yo, I started to try out the less expensive options available in supermarkets here in Switzerland…
    Here is a small resume of what I found:
    1. Glen Scanlan, blended Scotch (bought in a supermarket called "COOP")
    The nose is nothing special at all… but this is good stuff, especially for the price of 22.00 CHF for 1 litre of 40% (that's about equal to 22.00 USD). Very buttery flavor and taste, very smooth, no after burn nor alcoholic notes like mostly from too young blended Scotch Whisky.
    2. Scottish Piper, blended Scotch ( bought in a supermarket called "Denner")
    This one is a cherry bomb… already in the nose and also tastewise… for 20.00 CHF for 1 litre of 40% (that's around 20.00 USD) this is the "best bang for buck" I've found… for me it is just too sweet… so I prefer the Glen Scanlan. But if you like sweet, "cherry finish" type of Scotch with out the tannin of a "complete cherry cask Scotch" this one is for you…
    3. Halkins, blended Scotch… this one was the cheapest bottle (13.00 CHF for 0.7 litre of 40%) I can't even remember where I've bought this one… It was aweful… I highly recommend to stay away from this crap… horrible alcoholic smell and taste with an unpleasant after burn… and after the first dram I already felt bad… you get this feeling like: one more glass of this and you may start to vomit… anyway I just ending up mixing this with some Ice Tea… at least it worked as a mixer…

  18. Reply
    Mike Adams November 19, 2019 at 4:22 am

    The issue I have with the industry is the gaping hole in this section of the offerings. No one is really producing a really good 15-year-old Sherry influenced product that is at a slightly higher ABV with no color added, un chill-filtered and at a "reasonable" cost. In the US that means at a cost of $75-$100 dollars. Sure there are lots of Sherry influenced offerings from $75-$150 (US) but are any of them really worth what they are charging compared to other flavor profiles in this same price point? I like Aberlour, Glendronach, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas but I am often underwhelmed by the price of their Sherry offerings vs the quality in the glass.

  19. Reply
    JayJ November 19, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Thats a 100 dollar bottle here in Canada! We pay sooo much for whisky, all liquor actually its ridiculous

  20. Reply
    Big nose shaver November 19, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Got this earlier in the summer for £22.

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    Graham stewart November 19, 2019 at 4:56 am

    First review I disagree with Ralfy!! This is a poorly made whisky. Hopefully an oversight on your part and you aren’t an ‘ambassador’ for the distillery???? Just sayin…….

  22. Reply
    World Wide Whisky November 19, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Very Nice Whisky

  23. Reply
    H. Hemphill November 19, 2019 at 5:21 am

    I've always enjoyed this. You are correct, a single cask, cask strength would be worth the extra pounds as long as it wasn't too much (15-25).

  24. Reply
    Diego Diaz November 19, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Can someone explain what "selectively matured" really means?

  25. Reply
    Tom L November 19, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Glenglassaugh Revival? or Torfa? – Glenglassaugh in it's 'new age' come back is very sincere.

  26. Reply
    Algonquinbriar November 19, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Thank you for sharing. I enjoy your enthusiasm. Be well.

  27. Reply
    kromulous November 19, 2019 at 7:18 am

    My god I hate Canada. 35 pounds is 60 cad.. It's 90 here. That's a 50% tax.

    Maybe I shouldn't complain when you've done a good vid (you always do). I'm just angry with the government.

  28. Reply
    Trust kill November 19, 2019 at 7:38 am

    This regularly goes on sale for $50 Canadian! A no brainer at that price.

  29. Reply
    Justin Perez November 19, 2019 at 7:42 am

    So if you got your hands on a 50 yr old whiskey, you would pour it and wait almost an hour before you drink it? I've never heard the one minute per year rule before, I'll keep that in mind the next time I drink something with an age statement.

  30. Reply
    Robert Rogers November 19, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Glenlivet and Glenfiddich are the most accessible single malts in my neck of the woods. Both are are solid and you can't go wrong with either.

  31. Reply
    John Carder November 19, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Available in the US for about USD 70.

  32. Reply
    Andy Ye November 19, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Me: See a bottle available in my local shops on Ralfy's cask. Well I guess I will buy it.

  33. Reply
    gazzaka November 19, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Oh bollocks man, get it down ya neck and wake up in a tree on the golf course wondering what happened, and then think…Yes, I get hints of snozberry with organic overtures 🙂

  34. Reply
    BlueMarlin81 November 19, 2019 at 9:25 am

    This was one of the two bottles that introduced me to scotch. It’s a little watery now that I’ve had more experience, but still a nice whisky.

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    BlueMarlin81 November 19, 2019 at 9:27 am

    This was one of the first two bottles of scotch that I ever bought. It’s a little watery now that I’ve had more experience, but still a nice whisky. Actually one of the easier drinkers IMO.

  36. Reply
    Kirk S. November 19, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Great review and accurate score

  37. Reply
    Kirk S. November 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Your reviews are getting better again over past month

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