ralfy review 826 Extras – What are Blended Malts ?



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18 Comments
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    Alexandr Titarenko May 20, 2020 at 4:27 am

    peaty whisky, and peaty scotch – unique whisky

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    ZephoN May 20, 2020 at 4:37 am

    Buchanan's Select 15 blended malt is phenomenal.

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    TimeMachine Bikes May 20, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Social deprevation appears to be alflicting wee Ralfy, lockdown fever running rampant on the Isle.

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    Benjamin * May 20, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Unrelated but what does everyone think about washing your whisky glasses? Soap or no soap? What kind of soap?

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    Jack Moate May 20, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Thanks Ralfy

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    Jack Moate May 20, 2020 at 4:57 am

    I really like Abrachan blended malt from Lidl. It's a strange one bottled @ 42% Abv, maturation includes oloroso casks bourbon casks and tawny port casks! Unfortunately no age statement, but at £17 a bottle and a solid flavour profile, I think it's great value. Go seek it out malt mates if you liked the queen Margot 3 year old also from Lidl.

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    Doug Paulley May 20, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Teaspooning always reminds me of sort of reverse homeopathy:
    In homeopathy they dilute the active ingredient so much that there's barely any at all in the end product
    Teaspooning they dilute the active ingredient so little that there's barely any at all of the dilute in the end product.
    Now teaBAGging is an entirely different creature, and something that I wouldn't want to find a whisky metaphor for…

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    Leon May 20, 2020 at 6:59 am

    I remember the old Johnny Walker Green Label was a blended malt or "Pure malt" as it said on the bottle

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    robert lonergan May 20, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Love the madness at start. Lockdown fever!

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    Michael Manganiello May 20, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Hello Ralfy, I came across a bottle of a 21 year blended scotch at my local liquor store for roughly $100 US. There's not much information on it except that it is a limited edition produced by William Grant & Sons and blended with three ghosted distilleries (Ladyburn, Inverleven, Dumbarton) that I've never heard of and bottled at 55.8% ABV. It also has the word "Fior" written on it. Do you think this is a solid purchase? I typically gravitate towards single malts but am curious that this blend could be a special bottle. Thanks in advanced for any insight given. All the best. Cheers.

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    Pam Longville May 20, 2020 at 10:37 am

    I just spent two lovely days reading your book and having quite a few drams. Thank you for the entertaining read.
    I have a malt mention…”Making Minnesota Malt Memories”. Sláinte, and thank you for the great reviews.

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    Harold Huntley May 20, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Thanks Ralfy, I enjoyed this lesson. Did you eat the rooster, didn’t hear him this review?

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    hooman irani May 20, 2020 at 10:51 am

    All you said is right but it’s really hard for me not to like Johnnie Walker 18. You won’t get it’s character with any single malt. Green label is great too especially for the price.

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    Jack The Pickled Hound May 20, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Just discovered a Vatted malt from many parts of the US. It's not cheap $90.

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    Mike W. May 20, 2020 at 11:54 am

    This tells me a lot about a wonderful 19 yo blended malt made exclusively for my local retailer here in the US that is comprised of Macallan, Glenlivet and Aultmore bottled at 48%, no added color, no chill filtration for $100. Where can you get a 19 yo of any of these three for that price at that strength that's not fooled around with? Great bargain.

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    sav May 20, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Blended malts have never been popular in the US. Monkey Shoulder is easy to find but Compass Box and Scallywag are rare. I have never seen Antiquary anywhere.

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    Nicolai May 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Ralfy, you crazy bastard. That intro was amazing haha

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    Tim Errington May 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Ralfy. Love your videos. You talked about adding a teaspoon of another make of whisky to a barrel and it no longer being a single malt. But if i buy a wet barrel from one distillery and then age new make single malt in it, it is single malt right?

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