Three great gift whiskies for winter.



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38 Comments
  1. Reply
    TheMakhnovist December 3, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Looking forward to another Springbank review. Springbank 15 is one of my personal favourites.

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    Hotlog December 3, 2019 at 3:09 am

    I gifted myself a bottle of Ardbeg. Came with two camping mugs.

  3. Reply
    Steve Strebler December 3, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Wow! Three of my regular distilleries.

    AnCnoc is not very well known and it’s one of my favorite whiskies to recommend. I usually have a bottle of the 12 yo on my kitchen shelf to share with visitors during the summer. I’ll be on the lookout for AnCnoc 24 yo.

    EDIT: nope. The least expensive price for AnCnoc 24 is listed at $195 USD on wine-searcher. I don’t like anybody that much, including myself.

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    sav December 3, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Springbank 15 is different to Ardbeg in that it is sherried and has no peat. Whiskybase rate it quite highly at 86. Their scores tend to be a little lower than Ralfy's

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    Tessandr December 3, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Ralfy, what do you think about the latest batches of Springbank 12 CS?

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    Atta Huijgen December 3, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I had a awful springbank 15 lots of sulphur.

  7. Reply
    Singe Slayer December 3, 2019 at 3:36 am

    nice video idea to fill the gap

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    Flying_Hussar 303 December 3, 2019 at 3:44 am

    good stuff! Honorable mention GlenScotia15 £55 can't go wrong. I love
    Springbank 15 but I think it's option for more advanced whisky lover due
    to its nonconformity

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    Flying_Hussar 303 December 3, 2019 at 3:44 am

    good stuff! Honorable mention GlenScotia15 £55 can't go wrong. I love
    Springbank 15 but I think it's option for more advanced whisky lover due
    to its nonconformity

  10. Reply
    VeryUs Mumblings December 3, 2019 at 3:48 am

    How the heck do you pronounce Springbank?

  11. Reply
    Christian Eifel-Guy December 3, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Hah! Just bought an anCnoc 24 for 96€… really happy with that anyhow., but now with Ralfy's approval? Even better!

  12. Reply
    SOWLEG Whisky Review December 3, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Always preaching the "natural production" gospel 😉

  13. Reply
    Doug Davey December 3, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Figures. I was gonna buy what you reviewed on my birthday. Now I gotta get 3 and can’t find Springbank anywhere (I’ve looked).

  14. Reply
    Guy Dutton December 3, 2019 at 4:18 am

    At first glance Ralfy i thought that was the Springbank 15 Rum sat there in the middle which if you haven't tried is IMO superb. 3 great choices by the way.

  15. Reply
    Mark Evans December 3, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Christmas whisky = Glenfarclas 15 year old.

  16. Reply
    Soteriologist December 3, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Welcome ! Saved the malt mention for the best video of the year, apparently – sipping on an Uigeadail lately.

  17. Reply
    Sion Hancock December 3, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Lovely whisky's. You should review Nikka from the barrel and It's s good price at the minute too

  18. Reply
    Whisky Wings December 3, 2019 at 4:56 am

    I can only imagine how good this is.
    The midlife crisis 12 year old anCnoc is stunning, a real underrated whisky.

  19. Reply
    Ian Hay December 3, 2019 at 4:58 am

    what should i try, at 6yrs old, i tried a near empty glass of whiskey, now feel sick with the smell of whiskey

  20. Reply
    Alexandre Jamin December 3, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Just ordered some bottles of this Springbank 15yo and Kilkerran 12yo too at such a good price. Enjoy my BlackMaltMonday !!!

  21. Reply
    Koldo Laboa December 3, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Big fan of Ralfy

  22. Reply
    SuhariPelaa December 3, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Just the video I needed. Thank You!

  23. Reply
    byrdman360 December 3, 2019 at 5:58 am

    I think I’ll gift myself an Ardbeg for Christmas this year. Cheers Ralfy!

  24. Reply
    Chris Witham December 3, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Now, Ralfy….a review of Springbank 15 is long overdue.

    My opinion, btw, is that the anCnoc 18 is better than the 24 – which I find odd.

  25. Reply
    pulsarl2c December 3, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Don't forgot to review Label 5 ralfy! 😉

  26. Reply
    Trust kill December 3, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Springbank 15 is a favourite of mine!!

  27. Reply
    IGIprimigenia December 3, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Ardbeg ten is definitely one of my favorites of all times alongside with talisker 10 and lagavulin 16

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    xiamengbaby December 3, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I just picked up a bottle of Springbank 12 cask strength which I haven't opened yet. Besides abv strength, how does the 12 compare to the 15? Both were priced nearly the same and I just picked the 12 because I tend to like higher proof whisky.

  29. Reply
    John S December 3, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Hey Ralphie have you ever dropped a bottle of scotch

  30. Reply
    slickstrings December 3, 2019 at 8:16 am

    A couple of observations on colour/chill filtering.
    Disclaimer – I would prefer if they didn't use it for various reasons HOWEVER
    Controlled blind studies have shown that people are unable to identify the use of chill filtering better than pure chance. Does that make it ok? It doesn't sit well for us whisky snobs but it makes sense for cosmetic reasons if companies see that it effects sales more than the added cost during manufacture, as much as we don't like it. Good or bad, that is the reality of selling a product.
    No offense intended but its obvious that ralfy rates his tasting skills very highly, but also has a prejudice against whisky's that have colour or filtering.
    I say this because when he tastes things like Dalmore, he immediately says its nice but its 'lacking' specifically because of filtering, and then begins the tirade against corporate methodology. Well, how would he know? has he tasted the finished product before the filtering? has he compared them in a blind test? If the answer is no, then you cannot accurately level the (unquantified) lack of something at chill filtering. I wonder what would happen if someone Gave him a Dalmore 15 and told him it was from a little known boutique distillery that doesn't use filtering or colour.
    Also, many of my favourite whisky's are Australian, no one over here uses chill filtering because the operations are too small and one thing I have observed is, cask strength whisky from one distillery can have a thinner mouth feel than lower strength whisky from another – neither being chill filtered. So much so I actually checked the bottle and website of the distillery to make sure it wasn't chill filtered. Mouth feel is absolutely not simply a matter of filtering or not.
    It would be my preference to have no colour or chill filtering as I deem it as unnecessary, BUT make sure you don't write off good whisky's just because they chill filter. Certainly don't look at the bottle and say, this is chill filtered, therefore it MUST be flawed. Take it for what it is.
    Something to think about.

  31. Reply
    Goosetheboss December 3, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Ralfy, I love your videos. I’ve recently got into drinking scotch and I’m still learning but your videos are very educational

  32. Reply
    Robert Horovitz December 3, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Amazing video Ralfy. I'm sipping on AnCnoc 18 and it's incredible.

  33. Reply
    eric gilbert December 3, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Can't go wrong with any of these expressions. Double for Ardbeg 10, if I was brand and style centric that would be the expression. There has been some off bottles of Ardbeg 10, but the last four or five years it's been the best highly available bottling around.

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    Rich206L December 3, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Thanks and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Ralfy! Do you think, moving forward into the new year, you can give us an idea of what these spiorits cost and whether or not they can be found in the US. Thanks,
    Rich

  35. Reply
    JETJOOBOY December 3, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Off Topic but Morrisons had no stock of their cheap blend (I am broke) So I tries their 5 year old blended Malt (says it is a blended Highland and Speyside it does).
    Very interesting… Not sure I can make my mind up on the ONE bottle..
    Tell you what though..on the nose (only) it REEEEEEKS of Bakewell tart….

  36. Reply
    JETJOOBOY December 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

    ME.. Gets Pen & Paper….

    Ralfy.. The Ardbeg is the Cheapest of the three..

    Me.. Doodles pictures of 18 legged spiders 🙁

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    JETJOOBOY December 3, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Off topic again.. A little bird told me that the Whisky from Sunny Leith is actually from the people that bought us Alcoholic Ginger Beer!
    And I have yet to confirm it but she also told me that those barrels are used in the aging of this new (to me and the common shelves I peruse) malt.
    Not sure if It is good form to name it by name..? Ralfy?
    Very reasonable price too..

  38. Reply
    Mike W. December 3, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    The Springbank 15 is a wonderful treat. Always a good choice.

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