ralfy review 827 – Sirius 31yo Blended Malt @ 43.1%vol (N.S.)



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41 Comments
  1. Reply
    Hirsine May 26, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Battlefield Earth has nothing on this blended malt review.

  2. Reply
    Stanislav .Bratushkov May 26, 2020 at 1:58 am

    I was wondering isn't it about time for a video and here we are. Slante mhath!

  3. Reply
    Loucas Christodoulides May 26, 2020 at 2:07 am

    7th

  4. Reply
    JETJOOBOY May 26, 2020 at 2:11 am

    That is a Pringles lid isn't it.

  5. Reply
    JETJOOBOY May 26, 2020 at 2:12 am

    The best LID for a scotch glass is probably a cap off of a whisky toob!?

  6. Reply
    Brenner May 26, 2020 at 2:12 am

    Sounds like Sirius-ly good stuff!

    I'll show myself out…

  7. Reply
    MCW May 26, 2020 at 2:13 am

    I was able to buy 2 of these for £150 at the end of March – for some reason couple of the "big" UK online whisky retailers that still had stock started to discount these. I haven't come around to opening one yet (too many open bottles at the moment) so I'm glad when I saw the title of this review. Can't beat 31 year old whisky for £75 a bottle. Or rather: a whisky where the youngest component is a minimum of 31 years old.

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    JETJOOBOY May 26, 2020 at 2:13 am

    Here is a question that I am VERY embarrassed to ask..
    When we say MALT Whisky, we are talking about sprouted BARLEY grain?
    When we discuss GRAIN Whisky.. What are we even ON About?
    Grain of what from what and in what state?

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    Ebbhead May 26, 2020 at 2:15 am

    Bought two bottles discounted on TWE for £77 each two months ago. Happy!

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    iPad 1 May 26, 2020 at 2:18 am

    I wasn’t going to buy a bottle of this I was tempted but then you said the date, 1988 was the year I got married at Gretna Green. By the way I visit a distillery and it was Bladnoch. At the time bells whiskey was getting made there,. I bought a bottle of Bladnoch this year to celebrate our anniversary is 1988 bottle. But I’m thinking I’ll have to get this one as well.sean

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    Robin Sharkey May 26, 2020 at 2:19 am

    North Star rocks! I've yet to have a subpar or overpriced bottle. The Sirius is a fantastic blend and I immediately placed another in my shopping cart after trying it!! Not to mention the Glenrothes 11 there Ralfy 😉

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    simon barnard May 26, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Rumours from people in the know are that this is Clynelish single malt.

  13. Reply
    tunnel amende May 26, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Thanks for taking my malt mention 🙂

  14. Reply
    JETJOOBOY May 26, 2020 at 2:23 am

    (ALSO, did I cock up? I managed to get through the 26 person deep queue for Sainsbury's to get the cats some VERY HIGHLY requested Whiskas Pouches) and I happened to noticed that the Blended Scotch Home brand was NOT in attendance over 35CL .. No 70CL or Litre Bottles..

    Which is vicious viscous vinegar BY THE WAY.. I would NEVER entertain it even in the event of an emergency tooth surgery..

    AWFUL AWFUL HIDEOUs MUCK!
    This is ODD as it is also the case down in the BIG towns… within 30 mile radius..? NONE in large bottles.. (OH I GET It.. PUBS are stocking up for their possible re openings in order to call it the "HOUSE Whickey"

    ARGH, if only I ever got any positive effect from my BIG FAT GOB! I would probably have a job.

    does the comments on ralfy reviews really put such a value to Jet Joo Boy's comments?
    I doubt it but have seen such things in the past in my particular industry.. (I will keep that quiet as I am now Paranoid)

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    Rafał Rutka May 26, 2020 at 2:33 am

    I thought only 2 or more whiskies can be coled blended malt, as you suggested one of them can be less then 40% (no whiskies any more I supposed) can we still coled such mix as blended malt?

  16. Reply
    eworm May 26, 2020 at 2:41 am

    140 for 31yo. nice.

  17. Reply
    razor1964 May 26, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Hey Ralfy, don't you have any whiskey that's above 60% ALC V ? I've been drinking Stagg Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey here in North Carolina US and it's 131.9 proof and I love it!

  18. Reply
    Keegan Boodoo May 26, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Hi @ralfydotcom, I live in the tropics (Trinidad) and I'm worried about storage, especially for the older whiskies I own. I keep my whiskies tightly sealed in a dark tall cupboard away from direct sunlight. Is there anything else I can do since the temperature fluctuates between 23 to 36 degrees Celsius on a daily basis? Unfortunately I can't keep the A/C running all day.
    Lover of your channel for over 7/8 years. Keep up the great work! Cheers.

  19. Reply
    TheAsylum100 May 26, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Now thats a good drop of gear for around £120

  20. Reply
    Gabriel Wilding May 26, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Ralfy, thank you for this review. I have this bottle and I wasn't getting along with it. I couldn't get past what I interpreted as fresh paint and play-doh notes so it has been left alone for a month or so. I just brought it back out and followed your advice to add a drop of water and leave for at least half an hour. What a difference that makes!

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    J K May 26, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Ralfy, great review fella. I worked my way through a bottle of Sirius over the last 4 months and it took some playing around with time and water to get the balance and full benefit of the dram (its worth experimenting as she's a lovely dram). I have another bottle of Sirius on the shelf which I am saving it for a rainy day :-). The Spica 20 and 29 are both fabulous – amazing whisky for the price points so looking forward to seeing your review on the Spica in the future.

  22. Reply
    DJ Scottdog May 26, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Glen garnionch has never been my thing but the price is right so ill try this one

  23. Reply
    Jameson W May 26, 2020 at 4:05 am

    1 hr 18 min ad. I let it play through while I did other things. Hope you get big bucks for it

  24. Reply
    Andrew Peers May 26, 2020 at 4:12 am

    My usual malt budget is £30-£50 a bottle, but I also have a whisky savings account that I put a small amount in each month. This then builds up to the point where I can treat myself to a special bottle. Would recommend it to anybody on a budget that wants to buy bottles like this now and again

  25. Reply
    Kisiel2279 May 26, 2020 at 4:30 am

    In 1988 my parents haven’t even met yet.

  26. Reply
    Seanus32 May 26, 2020 at 4:52 am

    Saluting you with Grant's Rum Cask 🙂 Better than nothing 🙂

  27. Reply
    Andreas Esser May 26, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Hey Ralfy, according to one of the websites where you can buy it its predominantly Clynelish.

  28. Reply
    pulsarl2c May 26, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Sirius, never heard of that one before.. I wonder what 31 years of maturation does to the spirit 😮

  29. Reply
    Ailios May 26, 2020 at 6:53 am

    14:29 The casks used were first fill bourbon barrels Ralfy, it says so on the back label. I bought a bottle for £115, thought it was a cracking deal at that price, drank it, loved it. Then got another bottle a month or two ago on offer at Master of Malt for £76.95, just don't get deals like this nowadays, incredible buy.

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    Doug Davey May 26, 2020 at 7:02 am

    I graduated HS in 88.

  31. Reply
    Mark Mckenzie May 26, 2020 at 7:10 am

    would love to find north star whisky in the states but have not seen it.. Great video…many LOL moments…in 1988 I was a 2Lt in the USAF green as all get out not knowing anything about anything…Slainte mhaith

  32. Reply
    First Phil Whisky May 26, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Great review Ralfy and a good reminder to keep an eye on those blended malts!

  33. Reply
    Anthony T May 26, 2020 at 8:15 am

    This is predominantly Clynelish, hence the waxy notes. Citrus, vanilla, and spices from the ex-Bourbon maturation. Know your stuff

  34. Reply
    mosesumike May 26, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Ralfy,…how would you you compare it to the very best Ralfy Blend: " The Antiquary 35-year-old " ?

  35. Reply
    Milian89 May 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    i wasnt even alive in 1988 🙂

  36. Reply
    Sehraj Singh Virk May 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Hi ralfy
    I live in india where it goes even upto 46 degrers celcius.i use the SPRAY also. i have a SEALED PORT ELLEN2006 sitting in my cupboard(dark but not cool) for 2 years
    Can i risk waiting for 15 yrars to compare it with the new(future) port ellen 12 or OPEN IT SOON AND FINISH DURING THE WINTERS?????

  37. Reply
    z1reticuli May 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    It is important to find an IB that you trust, I have found mine, too. I would rather not give out the names, as the bottles would then disappear even quicker as they do now. I am no "get to know the character of the distillery first" guy, I like the one off experience the single cask brings.

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    Steven J May 26, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Had an opportunity to buy this on a great deal, but had to show discipline after already purchasing a considerable amount of whisky that same week. I was kicking myself then through gritted teeth, kicking myself harder now. I do like Glen Garioch too, that only makes it worse.

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    Ник Волк May 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Hello Ralfy! Long time no see). Hope you're well, safe an' sound) Thanks for the tip-off! I'd like to ask ya, if a 15 y.o. Glenfarclas for 3500 roubles (that is ap. 65 bucks would be a good bargain and a tasty thing for an "entry level drinker"? (I'd rather I had somethin' not very sharp and not with high alcohol burn) Thank in advance.

  40. Reply
    Tony Evans May 26, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Ralfy, In 1988 I visited my first single malt whisky distillery (Glenturret). Great review as always must get me some North Star

  41. Reply
    Adam Woodhouse May 26, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Why so Sirius

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