ralfy review 863 Extras – Forthcoming Indi bottles for review.



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31 Comments
  1. Reply
    D Walker February 10, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Hello malty! Just opened my bottle of Worthy Park after your recommendation… WOW ! What a beauty rum!

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    Rene Erik Olsen February 10, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Sems like an exciting bunch….thanks for the heads-up! 🙂

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    Whisky Runner February 10, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Pretty sure all the Carn Mor Strictly Limited bottlings are bottled at 47.5%.

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    Padraig Maguire February 10, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Hi Ralfy – wondering what is the difference in the following scenario. Two identical whisky's, however one is bottled at 46% and the other at 40%. The one that is bottled at 40% is drank neat. The one at 46% has a splash of water added to the glass. What would be the taste/nose difference between the two?

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    Robert Kennedy February 10, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Found a distillery release of Glen Ord 12 a few years ago in an Indian liqueur shop in Rad Al Khaimah, UAE. Quick Google told me the secondary price was around 90 euro. It was selling for 17. It was beautiful with ginger and cola flavours. From that point onwards, have always kept an eye out for Glen Ord… Great malt.

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    Lars Erik Vestergaard February 10, 2021 at 3:46 am

    I love indies. Signatory has never let me down yet.

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    Andy Gorman February 10, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Got a bottle from A.D. Rattray a couple of months ago, an 11 year old Blair Athol, bottled at 55.9%! Tried it on a virtual tasting with the good spirits co, absolutely delicious. Well worth a try.

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    Ben Marnoch February 10, 2021 at 5:08 am

    Isn't Glen Ord one of the biggest selling single single malts worldwide. The distillery is massive due to the Singleton Brand being huge in Asia. Looking forward to the James Eadie review, I've a 26yo Cambus for under £100 which is excellent.

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    Peter Wilcox February 10, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Hi Ralfy,I am a huge fan of indi bottlings, james eadie and the carn mor range are some of my favourites,that linkwood 10 you have from eadie is in my opinion stunning,full of character and quite unusual,I enjoyed mine so much after the first 3 or 4 drams i went and purchased another one,the carn mor range you mentioned seem to bottle all the newer range at 47.5 abv,, good news for us whisky folk,cheers my friend and all the best,

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    John C February 10, 2021 at 6:20 am

    Ralfy, I wish I could drink whiskey, thanks for another great video, very informative and helpful for someone who has your passion. Thanks mate.

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    Colby Whale February 10, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Hello Macduffy, Millburning and Mortlached malt mates

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    pwalker32 February 10, 2021 at 7:34 am

    These look really interesting and I would love to buy. I am always a bit intimidated about dipping the toe in indies. Unfortunately I can only find the Bunnahabhain still available for sale out of this bunch (UK).

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    Preston W February 10, 2021 at 7:48 am

    I had a Knockdhu 9 year from A.D. Rattray and it was one of the most memorable malts I've ever had. It had a lovely pineapple banana taste. I love the taste of banana in whisky. Any recommendations???

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    Jack The Pickled Hound February 10, 2021 at 7:54 am

    Good Luck with the research!

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    joxaway February 10, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Hi Ralfy. At our whisky club we are diving deeper into the independent bottlers these days. They are typically age statement, higher strength and decent value. Yes, you are taking a bit of a chance, but it is part of the whisky journey. We have had most of the G&M Discovery series, and they are largely a bit 'meh', but the stand-out one was the Bunnahabhain 11yr. Looking forward to your review and get your thoughts on it!

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    Mike W. February 10, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Always love the indies. Sometimes you find a true gem. Sometimes not so much but always interesting.

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    Willem Kilian February 10, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for your insight! Looking forward to the reviews of each of these.

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    thegreatmothra February 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    I'll be interested to see how that James Eadie turns out. I've yet to have a bad bottle from them so far. I've had 5 or so to date including really good bottlings of Benrinnes and an Auchroisk which I've otherwise never really enjoyed.

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    Jan Meeus February 10, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    A few weeks back I emptied a bottle of Linkwood from Carn Mor, first fill bourbon & rye barrels. Very nice indeed!
    I bought their Mannochmore 2007 but still unopened – too many bottles open…
    One of the indi bottlers that I still have to try is The Maltman; if you have any tips for a bottle Ralfy you may let us know in one of the next reviews / extras.

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    Chris Preston February 10, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    oh man I had a sample of that carn mor mortlach but wasn't quick enough to get a bottle!

  21. Reply
    Caleb Steingruber February 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    "Manageable Malt Mentioners"

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    Martin Douwe February 10, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I have bad experencies with James Eadie. Sherry drowned manipulated releases

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    Whisky In The 6 February 10, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Really looking forward to your thoughts on the Mortlach. Cheers my friend.

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    Tom Nyon February 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Very interested about the james eadie, i aswell have been eyeing their offerings and heard good things. Also i love independent mortlach, just beautiful.

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    tombularbells February 11, 2021 at 1:09 am

    In Belgium we have a couple of good independent bottlers: Asta Morris, The whisky mercenary, The whisky jury, … Great stuff for competitive prices.

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    gavin February 11, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Ralfy i run a face book forum called Independent whisky bottlings i put the odd video on When you reviews these bottlings can i copy and paste your reviews

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    Lord Prefab February 11, 2021 at 6:41 am

    I used to like linkwood in the days when it was packaged in the hexagonal "living room" carton.

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    Flow_Joe February 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Funnily enough, when the video rolled by when i was checking for indi bottles for my next order and so i decided to buy the Glen Ord, which just arrived minutes ago. I would be interested in the cask no. when the video shows up one day. If it's the same/just this batch. All other info is the same. Mine is Cask no. 700425 (dist.: 14.07.2009 / bott.: 14.09.2020)

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    m maidan February 11, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    You can't dig Bunnahabhain with there "Gaelic" names when you can't pronounce the word Gaelic properly. I'm actually surprised you brought this up, considering the historic connection between Islay and the Gaelic language!

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    Bob Sander February 11, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    The 11 year old Bunna was excellent and I really loved it.

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    Land Cruiser Nation February 12, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    I'm aging 12 liters of blended scotch whisky with 1 liter of single malt in a new 20 liter charred American oak barrel. Do you have any guidance on how long I may leave this scotch in the barrel?

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