Ralfy is a perfect example of my philosophy that one is not solely defined by his or her profession. If you love Scotch and you have searched the web for Scotch reviews, you know Ralfy.
Never heard of Ralfy? Go ahead. Google Ralfy. I’ll wait. Too lazy? Sigh.
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Ralfy may be only one of several whisky bloggers, but to my taste he is the most entertaining and credible. He is certainly one of the most prolific and consistent whisky reviewers in the whisky world. Ralfy is a celebrity. I have enjoyed his many YouTube Whisky Reviews. If Ralfy likes it, I know I will like it.
Where am I going with all this, besides of course directing you to an excellent source of whiskey information (for those of you who love whisky)?
Ralfy is an undertaker.
You can read a 2009 interview with him here.
Author’s Note: I broke my rule about adding links. I hope you enjoyed them.
11 thoughts on “Ralfy”
It worried me a tad that he’s an undertaker! … thoughts of embalming fluid and whisky nosing/tasting not going together! But he’s a shrewd cookie and I’d certainly take his assessments seriously, though I prefer Speyside whiskies myself!
yuck! Didn’t mean combining them! hehehe
Was just referring to the smell! If you are working as a noser in the industry, you are usually barred from wearing after-shave or even using other strong smelling cosmetics!
No, no … you said you liked Speyside whiskies. I asked if liked Aberlour? I have a post on A’bunadh with a Ralfy re-review of it embedded. 🙂
I didn’t answer you question … sorry! So: I’m not a connoisseur of malt whisky as such; just know I don’t go for the more peaty stuff. Worked with Chivas Brothers back in the 80’s & early 90’s, so you just had to like the company products! :p
The Aberlour is not peated. I just listened the Ralfy video on the Aberlour A’bunadh post and he mentioned “back when I was an undertaker”, so I take it he is now out of the business.
I liked ‘The Glenlivet’; also Chivas Regal of course! I had a cupboard full of it at one stage! Would have tried some Aberlour at some stage … but honestly don’t remember now! Besides, I prefer lemonade in my Whisky! Shock! Horror!
Lemonade, well why not? A good blend like ChIvas would work for that.
My first taste of Scotch was Chivas. I owned a bottle of Royl Salute once as well.
PS it is 3:17 AM here … I need to go to bed
That would have been the Royal Salute in a spode flagon, wrapped in a blue velvet bag, and finished off in a fancy box?! But basically a 21 year old Chivas Regal if I remember right. And it cost an obscene amount 25 years ago … not sure what it sells for now! Never actually got to try that one though. Did you ever try Lochan Ora? It’s a Scotch Whisky Liqueur, a bit like Drambuie. My favourite concoction was a ‘rusty-nail’ like combination of Chivas Regal & Lochan Ora; was like nectar … no lemonade needed! Cheers cb!
Spode bottle, Blue velvet bag, yep
Still have them somewhere. Bottle part of my youngest son’s bottle collection (when he was a little tyke … now in his late twenties), the bag used for various childhood treasures.
It was just over a $100 30 years ago. A dear sum for a college student.