ralfy review 833 – Tobermory 12yo @ 46.3%vol:



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29 Comments
  1. Reply
    Brad Martin July 7, 2020 at 2:57 am

    I find it hard to believe that anything but the liquor would be bottled at the plant, clean the damn lines out and remove that E150A you lazy bottlers.

  2. Reply
    W Thornton July 7, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Whisky and electronics. A perfect mix!

  3. Reply
    yermanoh July 7, 2020 at 3:20 am

    i suddenly find myself leaning to the right

  4. Reply
    Jamison Moeckel July 7, 2020 at 3:26 am

    LOL The ending! Classic Ralfy.

  5. Reply
    Derrick K July 7, 2020 at 3:50 am

    Another great review Ralfy! I haven’t had this one before. I’m looking forward to it

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    4Urbans July 7, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Your remote was probably made in China. Lots of bad things coming out of China these days,,,,,,lol

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    Hendrik Jan Riesebos July 7, 2020 at 4:22 am

    one of my absolute favourite whiskies: peated Tobermory known as Ledaig.
    I'm sure this 12 yo is a belter too. Will try soon.
    Was going to spend the holiday on Mull, with family and friends. Tobermory Distillery was high on my list, on par with Iona. But Covid 19 threw a spanner in the wheels.
    Oh well, good things only improve with age…

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    Donner Pass Whiskey July 7, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Got one of these 8 months ago. It is good quality and I like it but. Just haven't really connected with it that well. Keep putting it aside then coming back to see what happens ? Think I read it is a blend of ex bourbon sherry and virgin oak casks that seems a bit fancy and modern. Just my opinion.

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    Benjamin * July 7, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Love the 10 can't wait to try the 12

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    Vittu Harkonnen July 7, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Hi Ralfy I think I have asked you that question before and there wasn't an answer so I'm asking you again, out of pure curiosity, y'see.. Do you finish all these bottles of whisky that you review? I mean, is there, like, a process similar to going along the lines 1 – getting a new bottle 2 – opening it and 1st tasting then making a decision to review it online or not 3 – the online review itself 4 – finishing the bottle 5 – move on onto the next? I mean that would mean you drink quite a lot which is not healthy unless you drink with a bunch of mates. Or alternatively are all these reviewed bottles go into your collection of opened bottles? It would be a massive one, a real challenge given the storage space needed and that. Could you elaborate on this matter, Ralfy? I would be so glad if you did.

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    Metetron July 7, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Watching this while waiting for my whisky/rum order to arrive… The store is being awfully slow this time around. Aberlour 12, Monkey Shoulder, WT101 are on the list.

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    Kowloon内维Reloaded July 7, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Eh, who needs clickers! Leave it!

  13. Reply
    Matt D July 7, 2020 at 6:06 am

    The irony in sipping on a Macallan Triple Wood while watching this review. Well… at least there’s no caramel added.

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    antipodesman July 7, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Ledaig has become one of my favourites and a great value too. Can't wait to try Tobemore 12.
    The story about contamination with E150 in a different bottling plant sounds very suspicious. Do you mean to say they are concerned about traces being detected? I would think E150 would never be detectable through chemical testing but what do I know.
    Very good review. Thanks for sharing that.

  15. Reply
    Chris Hoyt July 7, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Please do a vid on the different tastes, mouth feel and how different production methods give you a different Whiskey. Good one Ralphy!

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    Loathsome Kowboy July 7, 2020 at 6:29 am

    @10:08 (paraphrasing) – "I'm detecting notes of tabletop!" (Sorry, couldn't resist.) At least the Tobermory was a couple of pounds less than that other famous (infamous?!!) bottle 😉

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    Rick Dankert July 7, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Thanks Ralfy, always looking for some integrity

  18. Reply
    Scott Allen July 7, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Visited Tobermory last September and enjoyed the tasting there. Loved both pleated and unpeated whiskies. Ledaig is my favorite but I am a peathead.

  19. Reply
    YK July 7, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Ralfy please to a state of collection video, the last video was on 2014, I am inclined to believe that your collection has changed a lot since 6 years ago!

  20. Reply
    kelly j July 7, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Great job. Am I drunk or are you crooked….

  21. Reply
    sav July 7, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Yagottalove the way Ralfy can give someone a whack without actually naming them.

  22. Reply
    I C July 7, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Thanks Ralfy. Your videos calibrate us viewers and whisky lovers in a positive sense. Point to what really matters. Regardless of price and uninfluenced by marketing practised elsewhere. Just love almost every minute with you. Thanks a lot.
    PS: Visited Tobermory during off-peak season 6 years ago and had a wonderful time with a tour and tasting in Warehouse No.1 just for two of us. Simply fantastic and caring for us. One if the very best places to be as a whisky lover. Rgds. Ingo

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    Brian Simpson July 7, 2020 at 9:20 am

    An integrity finger.

  24. Reply
    Hirsine July 7, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    That licking off the Barrel malty mate moment is a keeper- every drop is precious!

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    per kristian sandgren July 7, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Nice review ÷) i Will put it on my list

  26. Reply
    Criell-SDKWhisky July 7, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    This is one of my fav 12 y.o bottles. Its up there together with the likes of Bunna12, Deanston12 and Killkeran12. Top quality.

  27. Reply
    JohnnyArt Pavlou July 7, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks that in Ralphy should write a children’s book about Scotch? OK I know that doesn’t really make any sense. But you know sometimes it seems like it would be such a delight to have Uncle Ralphy read a book to you while you know, you’re having a wee dram. Well, okay, it’s not all adding up.

  28. Reply
    peathead July 7, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Mull indeed is a beautiful island. However… (and really sorry I have to add this note!) riding the bike on Mull is way less fun due to the behaviour of the nowadays islanders. I'm speaking about those with their SUV's (so not the "old islanders", but the imported ones…
    So Mull was beautiful… for 1 visit…
    Remark: Unless of course you stay only on the main road: between Tobermory and the ferry to Iona. But then you'll miss a hell of a lot of beautiful scenery.

  29. Reply
    Johnny Day July 7, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Hey Ralfy,
    Is there any chance you could do a review of the Glendronach 18 Allardice? Would love to hear your take on it.

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