ralfy review 842 Extras – Palate fatigue.



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24 Comments
  1. Reply
    tstahlfsu September 9, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I feel like some of these problems are due to the over-corporatization of the liquor industry. I have a local rum distillery down in south Florida in the USA that produces some of the best rum I've ever tasted. I know it's a different spirit, but I think the idea remains the same. When you over or mass produce anything you end up with a product that is just the "same" as before to keep the consistency. Makes me sad 🙁

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    robert lonergan September 9, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Spiced whiskey eh? Suggestions?

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    Vic September 9, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Very good advice, Ralfy! Whisky can be dulled or enhanced by the food we ate before drinking. Similarly, living in a country with 4 seasons affect the mood which consequentially changes the taste of whisky. I am hoping to see good whiskies coming soon for the winter! If possible, can you make an extra review on which whisky brand should I look out for? Am longing for some longrow and springbank, but the prices are for speculators and investors…

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    I Yerry September 9, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I keep from pallet fatigue by limiting myself to drinking one night a week, and once a month I won't drink the whole week. That way if I want to compare three or four whiskys in a night, I'm Keeping my overall consumption down. Keep it quality, not quantity, thanks Ralfy for that bit of wisdom.

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    Ferd Smurf September 9, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Wow, whisky sales are down world wide??? Certainly not in the USA. We are buying more spirits than ever. Not in bars but we are drinking much more at home. I never watched youtube whisky tasting videos pre-covid. Now I watch Ralfy and several other channels almost every day while drinking whisky. I used to go 4 days a week without a drop of alcohol. Never heard of sober October, here people are much more likely to give up alcohol for Lent. Never done it myself. Really enjoy you opinions, you always speak you mind.

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    Chip Minion September 9, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Take care with the neem oil – it's an abortificant! But, if you're ever in a good Cambodian/Vietnamese restaurant, try a Sadout salad (made with bitter neem leaves).

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    Mike Adams September 9, 2020 at 9:51 am

    I tend to drink different whisky's in different seasons. Peaty whisky in the winter. Bourbon in summer and then a mix of unpeated Scotch in the spring and fall. Keeps the palate fresh!!

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    John W September 9, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    I tell you what Ralfy, I had a heavy meal last weekend, opened my Arran 10, and could taste very little. Thought I'd lost my sense of taste after a hot curry! This explains so much. Like in most things in life, we live and learn. Cheers mate, take care.

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    robert lonergan September 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Again,sorry for being a word nerd/anorak. Love what you do.

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    per kristian sandgren September 9, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Fantastisk stuff!

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    NICKOLAY MILTENOV September 9, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    For the tough drinker such thing as palate fatigue doesn't exist.

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    zamarcha September 9, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    TWO malt mention in the name of THE dram (sry for the english) :
    Hello malty malt grinders from the distillery!
    .. Or ..
    Hello malty mist lovers from the hazy bothy!
    Your choice.

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    NICKOLAY MILTENOV September 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Comarade Ralfy, please tell me what is going on with your channel? Are you being a subject of investigation or being spied? Or what? Why i cannot write such a simple, harmless and funny sentence as http://www.ForTheToughDrinkerSuchThingAsPalateFatigueDoesntExist.com so the only way to see it here is to disguise it as web link? Please tell me my friend. What is that North Korean censorship.

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    nepomucen21 September 9, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Please do a video comparing old glenlivet 18 43% with new edition 40% in english. I am wondering how much worse is new release.

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    David Kasman September 9, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Excellent points Ralfy. From time to time I switch to beer for a week or so. Very low ABV and bitter flavors give my taste buds a real break.

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    Mick Mac September 9, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Ralfy do you still have an occasional cigar? And if you do what are you smoking. Thanks

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    Saltire September 10, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Never change Ralfy! 🙂

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    Al September 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

    So right about the sugar Ralfy – as soon as I tighten up my diet and pull out the sugar I can walk in a room after a couple of weeks and smell sugar in somebody's tea!

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    Al September 10, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Why does Cardhu bottle everything (pretty much) at 40% regardless of the age statement?

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    Damian A September 10, 2020 at 7:31 am

    In the past year I’ve tried several scotch single malts and bourbons of different price categories, but I came to the conclusion that, for me, nothing beats beer. It has some magical, strengthening effect on me after having only 3 or 4 small cans of beer. I wake up happy and energetic the next morning. When I drink a couple shots of whisky or bourbon and I wake up the morning, I have this weird feeling in my head, like it feels heavy and feeling not so fit. Only exception is the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, that’s just pure magic, tastes magnificent and a wonderful feeling waking up the next day. I’ll stick to beer from now on, and treat myself with Laphroaig QC like once or twice a month.

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    Y! September 10, 2020 at 10:23 am

    12:36 ! BAM, well said. Seriously!!!

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    Bader September 10, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Hello Ralfy, hope this comment finds you well! I wonder if you would like to make for us oneday a Mead review! you know mead shares a lot of the whisky’s characteristics, also the colour! I thought that would be fun, new and interesting and a good history lesson.

    Have a lovely day!

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    BloodRain2224 September 10, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    I've started to branch out to more rum like Foursquare or maybe an Armagnac. Never realized these bottles are easy to find and are at really great values.

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    Chris Hoyt September 10, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I have been having that problem for two years with coffee and beer so I took a break and have switched to wine and Yorkshire tea. I may not go back to coffee or Weiss beer the taste is just not there for me anymore this started at age 52

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