ralfy review 862 – Caol Ila 16yo 2002 @ 46%vol: (G&MacP)



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29 Comments
  1. Reply
    Andreas Niggemann February 2, 2021 at 4:20 am

    One more malt mention: Malthusiastic Knights of Malta

  2. Reply
    Preston W February 2, 2021 at 4:34 am

    I definitely love Caol Ila but I find it a bit sleepy compared to some of the other Islay malts. I find Laphroaig and Ardbeg have a certain liveliness I appreciate along with my peat.

  3. Reply
    Marc February 2, 2021 at 4:36 am

    I was definitely thinking over 90 based on the remarks!

  4. Reply
    Judge Holden February 2, 2021 at 4:45 am

    Malt mention: Malty Mythical Mega-fauna

  5. Reply
    D W February 2, 2021 at 4:47 am

    I just bought G&M's Caol Ila 13yo last week, you've got me excited now.

  6. Reply
    Dan E February 2, 2021 at 5:05 am

    Need a dram of peated whisky, in New Jersey tonight. Dealing with a massive snowstorm.

  7. Reply
    Bob Oso February 2, 2021 at 5:24 am

    I have the same caol ila from g&m(connoisseurs choice 2002 16 years 1st fill bourbon barrel)…
    My bottling is CS punching in 54.9%
    Freaking delicious. Pairs well with after dinner seafood dishes. IMO

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    NationalParksArtist February 2, 2021 at 5:40 am

    It's strange to me that bottles should need to say non-chill filtered and/or natural color. Why should they have to say that they DIDN'T do something? To me it should be that if it is chill filtered or if color is added, those things should be required to be on the label, not the reverse.

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    Scotty Smith February 2, 2021 at 5:46 am

    Fair enough, Mr. Ralfy.

  10. Reply
    Headbanger0624 February 2, 2021 at 5:56 am

    Thank you Ralfy! Great review!

  11. Reply
    Let us & Numb us February 2, 2021 at 6:19 am

    Big Clive . Com really wants to be in the picture huh 😀
    Thanks you Ralfy for another lovely video. Would you maybe do a video about how the Springbank 10 changes from opening and forward? I have finished 2 bottles i 6 months, and a long the way discovered a very drastical change of taste. Back and forth from smoky and fruity.

  12. Reply
    Martinez Landscape and Construction February 2, 2021 at 6:21 am

    Happy to see a new review!! Is this the Caol Ila in Johnnie Walker Green Label!?

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    snowy February 2, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Where I am coal ila 12 costs $90

  14. Reply
    Cristian Atala February 2, 2021 at 6:44 am

    A Chilean malt mention: malty mapuche monkeypuzzle trees

  15. Reply
    tweezerjam34 February 2, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Are there any distilleries in Scotland making non-scotch whisky?

  16. Reply
    A.N. Miller February 2, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Great review. Looking forward to superhero arms in the Extras, not just superhero hands. Take care everyone.
    -Alex

  17. Reply
    daslo lourenco February 2, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Whisky and cigars.. I'm already drooling

  18. Reply
    Martinez Landscape and Construction February 2, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Ralfy were were you a master blender ever before ??

  19. Reply
    Charles Perry February 2, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Caol Ila is my favorite Isla Scotch. I bought a nice 12 year old for the holidays. I am still working my way through it and enjoying the journey.

  20. Reply
    brian marquez February 2, 2021 at 9:39 am

    What are your thoughts on neat whisky tasting glass?

  21. Reply
    Triplecap February 2, 2021 at 10:22 am

    LMAO. Blurted out "boom" one second before you did.

  22. Reply
    Bobby Brooks February 2, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    It's half gone you can stop watching inside of 2 min….. Having watched to the end I don't understand the mark

  23. Reply
    Bland Steve February 2, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    We no longer press the marketing button Ralfy. Big data and all that.

  24. Reply
    DJ Scottdog February 2, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Im glad atleast some of the g&m stuff is at a higher strength

  25. Reply
    Mr Nosebear February 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Ralfy, again a very fine and entertaining review. Any reason for not mentioning that this malt is a bit pricey? Cheers from Germany.

  26. Reply
    Bev Holbeche-Eyre February 2, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Probably as articulate as you can get reviewing a malt. Ralphy, you are the master of judgement, information and description. This review was one of you finest and I thought you were going to give it a higher mark as you really, really seemed to enjoy the experience and the moment.

  27. Reply
    Jason Straight February 2, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    As a state-side mostly-Bourbon drinker I feel a bit spoiled. Arificial color is prohibited for anything labelled "straight Bourbon" chill filtration is uncommon. Most of my bottles are at 45-50%abv and cost $40-50. So they are usually younger spirit, but. I just picked up a bottle from an independent distillery, 6 year old Kentucky straight bourbon, 50%abv no color no chill filtration produced with locally grown heritage corn/rye/barley. $45.

  28. Reply
    Alastair The Barrister February 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Love these reviews, why not natural colour naturally filtered? Non Chill filtered seems so clumsy. Just a thought.

  29. Reply
    Psychlos Kerbango February 2, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    A tale of cake review!?

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