ralfy review 836 – Glenfarclas 25yo @ 43%vol:

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    Erik Fish July 28, 2020 at 8:35 am

    At least in Germany Glenfarclas is advertising natural colour and non-chill-filtered.

    If I could add a picture to a comment I would show you.

    Since I doubt that a) they'd blatantly lie about that or b) selectively do the filtering/colouring only for some markets, it likely applies to all.

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    Clinton De Abreu July 28, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Absolutely appreciate your honest reviews, thank you sir!

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    Ong Gia July 28, 2020 at 10:30 am

    I have a question about letting a spirit sit and open up before we taste. You've said many times that alcohol is what delivers and preserves the flavor of the whisk(e)y. When we let the dram breathe uncovered, does enough of the alcohol evaporate that we lose some flavor?

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    Marc Kingsoly July 28, 2020 at 10:31 am

    I like the 21 year old and a good price point

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    CountryRock _2001 July 28, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Malty Maverick Meticulous Malt Marksmen

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    Aaron July 28, 2020 at 11:12 am

    What is the highest mark Ralfy has ever given and to which whisky?

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    Vesbolk July 28, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I think Glenfarclas uses a lot of tired, old wood

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    NICKOLAY MILTENOV July 28, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    No, this time the review is not honest. Comrade Ralfy, you are a very good actor but it is visible when you are giving certain whisky a higher malt mark than it deserves. In this case the actual malt mark should be 85. Plus one bonus point for age nobility that some users might have added. This is my honest note for review 836.

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    Jayo Zombie July 28, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Only 25 year old I have ever had. Purchased for myself for my 25th birthday! I enjoyed it. Thanks Ralfy

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    peter tilsley July 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Look I could be wrong but as far as I know it is non chill filtered. If anyone definetly knows otherwise please comment. Many Thanks ps I note the gentleman in the comments below says that in Germany the Glenfarclas lable says no colouring & no chill filtration. Love to know the answer. Whatever the 12 year old is my favourite whisky.& I will keep on buying it whatever the result is.

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    Endre Lazar July 28, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Great as always! Please recommend one or two single malts for the wife. It should be smooth and easy to drink (so not peated I imagine). THANKS!

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    Ian Crombie July 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm


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    Oliver Philp July 28, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    How can one submit malt mention suggestions, Ralfy?

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    MisterSifter81 July 28, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Waiting for the Rum Extra. πŸ™‚ Comming from Malt Whisky, I'm only at the start of my rum journey. Currently I'm very pleased with my "Dos Maderas 5+5". A Sherry cask matured rum I have really fallen in love with.

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    Allan Gonye July 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Its hard to find this gem in Russia .

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    Gianluigi Rossi July 28, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Wait a minute, is the malt-mention Dan Carter THAT Dan Carter? That would be surprising! πŸ˜€

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    Mick Mac July 28, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Hello Ralphy. You can now order Wee Beastie on amazon. Just to let you know

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    Bad Santa July 28, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    If you like heavy cask influence GF25 is for you. I like it , but it's a LOT of wood, not something I can drink a lot of, have to be in the mood .

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    z1reticuli July 28, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Did you just say 108 NAS?

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    Alistair McPherson July 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    really enjoyed that review. Loved learning about family casks and the traditions.

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    per kristian sandgren July 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    This one wold be amazing 48- 50% amazing revew =)

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    Al July 28, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for the information and advice Ralfy. I purchased a bottle of the 15 year old but yet to try it!

  23. I cut my teeth on Oban 14 but it was Gle6 that really opened my eyes to sherry scotch.
    Of the age stated scotches I love their 17 year old. The 21 year old does coming a very close 2nd though.
    However I do believe the sleeper scotch with Glenfarclas is there cask strength 105. Not only is it a high quality NAS whisky, it is the whisky I turn to when I want to blend into another scotch to fortify the flavor and abv.

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    Patrick Smythe July 28, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    medjool dates…

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    puressenceuk35 July 28, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    The 25 is beautiful, but for the money I'd rather have two bottles of the 15, which I actually prefer

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    jjb2004mk2 July 28, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    If Glefarclas didn't chill filter they would be the perfect distillery.

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