ralfy review 840 – Laphroaig 10yo @ 60%vol



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20 Comments
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    kelly j August 25, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Quarter Cask is my favorite Laphroaig.

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    reddevilunited77 August 25, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I hope that version is available in the USA. Love Laphroaig!

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    Ralph Watten August 25, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I get that winter picture in some of ralfy's earlier videos where the fire is going in the corner of the bothy. I found them fascinating and real. Thanks ralfy. I'm moving on from a Glenfiddich and going back to Islay with a Laphroaig.

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    Shawn Baxter August 25, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Love your channel! My buddy (mate) turned 50 this year so have been buying him a bottles of whisky (5 cuz he is 50) and have used the advice you give on your channel. I started him out with a Dalwhinnie 15 then a Monkey Shoulder (a blend) followed by a Speyburn 10, and right now handed him a Ardbeg 10! One more to go and will be checking out your recommendations! Cheers and Prost!

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    100% PUREMUSTARD August 25, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Love Laphroaig Cask Strength!!! I've had batches 009, 010 and 011 and throughly enjoyed them all. Can't wait to get my hands on this new batch 12!!! Regarding anything else standing up to the intensity… how about Kilkerran Heavily Peated??? Btw, I just can't bring myself to add water… it's soooooo good neat! 3 year old Laphroaig you say……. sign me up! Cheers!!!

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    Karma Police August 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

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    Colin Gantiglew August 25, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Interesting, informative and sensible, as usual. Some great insights and guidelines, Ralfy. Cheers.

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    per kristian sandgren August 25, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Fantastisk video!=)

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    Lord Clive Ballantyne August 25, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    It has come to my attention through staff members of outlets such as Woolworths, Dan Murphy's, Australia's biggest bottle shops do not sell any alcohol that is greater than 40%. The only bottle you can get is Ardbeg 46%. This is there policy, which now I realize why in Australia we cannot get the really good whiskeys you review and I find it very frustrating. As for Laphroaig, it was way better years ago. The stuff we buy, 10 year old only not cask strength or quarter cask, as they are very expensive here, has a after taste the same as Johnny Walker red. I do not know what this taste is but, it never used to be there 10-15 years ago. In saying this, I cannot detect what flavours and tastes you are experiencing as half of the smells and tastes you describe I have never tasted them or experienced most of the stuff you describe. That is not you, I firmly believe you smell and taste these herbs, spices, fruits, burnt treakle, etc. which brings me to the next point, how do you know that the smells and tastes you describe are not just in your head? As for me, I do know a great whiskey and a poor whiskey, and I know it is subjective. Could you give an extras to clue up on what to buy in the way of products so one can taste them and compare with the whiskey one is drinking. I love your show and find it the most informative and easy to view, I just hate the American sites with all their bells and whistles and crazy commentary, but, each to their own. Love the show.

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    James Boddington August 25, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    10Y @ 40% – Hate it! Quarter Cask – Love it! Look forward to the cask strength 10 for perspective

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    John Crongeyer August 25, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    So how does Ardbeg compare in terms of phenolics, or perhaps these high priced Octomores? I thought those were the "Death Stars" of the phenolic single malts.

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    Arszenily Sohin August 25, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you, Ralphy for these reviews! Laphroaig has converted me to the single malts. I has been offered with some blended "smooth" scotch whiskys before. They are considered suitable for newbies, but I was not impressed. I have developed some interest to bourbons and ryes though. I have jumped into a bar with a terrace once with an intention to grab some particular 'merican whiskey. They did not have one I wanted. The view was nice though, so I stayed and decided to give a try to something new. Did know nothing about Laphroaig, did not hear of it before, could not spell the name right. I did it neat and it was a rather hot day. Could not expect to be drinking anything smelling like this dark substance they treat wooden ties on railways. But the thing is, I do like that smell. This in combination with some salty, seaweed notes made me also remembering my auld days, when I spent holidays by the sea and had to walk along a railroad to the beach. Cannot remember any other drink which would affect my mood so much. I have started to wonder about other Isla whiskys specifically and Scotch single malts in general since that day.

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    Julian Berke August 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Is that Batch 11?

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    Ashley Walden August 25, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I love Laphroaig unfortunately my wife won't sit next to me whilst enjoying a dram such is the large 'welcome' from the glass.

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    9591alex August 25, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    What about octomore?

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    ilaphroaig August 25, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I always also smell and taste honey with the 10y Laphroaig, and the same goes for QC.

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    Ronald Tieder August 25, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Let me say that I enjoy your reviews. I too am a fan of absinthe. Duplais Verte is one of my favorites. To the Laphroaig. I have almost picked the cask strength up few times, but I always end up with something different. I think it will be the next bottle that I buy

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    Sándor Beckers August 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Ralfy, nice watching – as always! – this review. One thing I do find interesting in terms of the use of water: why would anyone put anything out at cask strength with the knowledge that you would have to add water to it in order to make the experience of the whisky the best possible? In other words, I would be advocate of tasting any whisky at the strength it is being offered by the producer rather than diluting it beforehand. I think that slowly warming the glass and liquid by leaving the glass in your hands and spending time with it makes things work as well to experience the changes in the glass over time.

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    Shaw Yee Chang August 25, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    You have added 10 cl of water?
    Just checking hahahah.
    Cheers! See what a little bit of laphroaig neat can do to even an old experience guy like you.

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    dmperry1974 August 25, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Islay single malts, is the only way!

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