Eds UKGamerz: I've bought 3 bottles of this over the last 6 months, the first two were
fantastic and my father and i thoroughly enjoyed sharing it. However, the
last one we just finished was an odd ball, it was "hot" and extremely
peppery compared with normal. Water was essential in calming it down but it
destroyed the good flavours normally found.
Whiteblooded: Talisker and Caol Ila, that's what I was after! Cheers Ralfy!
themaltbar: (cont) & that's a June 2014 score!!!
themaltbar: Boy oh boy Ralfy. When Diagio speaks their distilleries must really listen.
Its evident that the 12 yo casks of Talisker and Caol Ila in this JWB12yo
were sourced/prepared properly. Talisker on its own as well as CI12yo have
slipped as you so adeptly point out but this 12yo blend retains a
substantial character. The Black must be Diagios 1st priority if this here
bottle of JWB is any indication. peppery peaty smokey red fruit
...86/100.not bad for a blend!
james sane: hi @ralfystuff I have a btl of dalmore madeira... what do you think of
whisky aged in madeira wood?
Jose Escobar: There is a noticeable difference in the caramel content from 2009 to 2013.
I recently bought a bottle and it is not nearly as dark.
Remon Rasho: I'm considering this, a Glenmorangie 10 year or a Chivas 12 year for a
gift... which of these three would you recommend?
ynmamflm: Burned out on rums and bourbons (Iv'e had them ALL) I have engaged in
SCOTCH. I left the kids at home and rush down to the liquor store (don't
tell momma) for a bottle of scotch. I paid 21 buck for a PINT of JWB and
also bought a 30 pack of Busch beer for my 73 year old mother (beers for
cheap alcoholic) at the same price. I need advice now. Since switching to
scotch my love for rums and bourbons have been diminished. BUT good scotch
is HIGH DOLLAR. What scotch can I drink that's affordable? This Kansan
Eugenio Guarente: Equally with Buchannan's 12yo. The Jhonnie Walker Black label, is one of
the most sold and consumed in Venezuela.
Rajesh Shah: HI MaltyRalf,
I have two products of BlackLabel. One purchased from Heathrow Dutyfree
which is 43% abv; and second purchased from Dubai Dutyfree which is 40%
abv. Both of them taste different. I have heard of rumours that a lot of un
genuine BlackLabels are floating around even in the duty-free shops
worldwide. Is there some truth in it?
Paolo Pagkalinawan: Hi @ralfystuff, really great video - thank you for making this. I just have
a question regarding whiskies in general or in this case, the black label -
once the bottle has been opened, will the whisky itself expire or go bad?
Akash Goswami: wow Ralfy!!! That was a great review.. Thumbs Up!!
MUSTANG19681968: Luv you Ralfy, and i'm not a puffer.
bekerish: hi ralfy, does the caramel added too much as you mentioned in this video
also change the taste (like in a mellowing way and hide some unwanted
themaltbar: Is this not one of the most reliable blends out there? Top JWB...just try
it... when it comes to consistency and reliability?! These folks got it
Merry Christmas Ralfy/merry maltesters from everybody here at ye 'ol Malt
Candelario Tapia: Johnny Walker
Daniel: I love The Glenlivet 12,18,21 year Whiskey(:
MatteoTorgy: I'd give it 89. I realize I'm very unpopular for liking Black Label as much
as I do but I judge things strictly on the merits with a critical thinking,
independent process. This stuff is perfect. Spring bank is my favorite
single malt. This stuff is close if not equal.
Daniel: I also love the Johnny Walker Black Whiskey too.
Gray Au: Nasty scotch for nasty ugly freakers who waste money.
Demiler: ¡¡Hi MaltRalfy!!
¿Can you please tell me what kind of Whisky, should be added with a bit of
water to enhance it? I would hate to have my Whisky spoiled or unbalanced.
kavieres: Glenfiddich 12 yo and Johnnie Walker Black label have the same score, i
haven't tried either yet. Which one should i go for?
lacrymosa85: It's unusually peaty...
cugamer: I've tried drinking Scotch a few times, and I'll be honest, it was like
drinking lighter fluid. But I'm not a quitter! I know many who find great
pleasure in this drink and all it's subtleties. If I can, I'd like to get
the taste. Can one develop a taste for it, even if the initial experience
is so negative and if so, how should I go about it?
Blair Phillips: Ralfy, quick comment and question. I love your videos and use them as a
guide for how much water to add to each new whisky that I try (you have
reviewed every one that I have bought). However, I do notice some
inconsistencies. For instance, you don't add any water to this blend at all
but you add 2 or 3 teaspoons to the Dewars 12, which is also 40%. Why is
DarKool81: freak sake! Some people are just followers, substituting one messiah for
71samrath: Ralf started drinking this.. How much water do u suggest???
Bas van der Meij: JW Black label is my favorite whisky haha :3 i just love the taste.. :P
joenewbie316: One of the biggest points of WHY? Blended... simple, consistency single
malts can sometimes be hit or miss, the same way a wine can vary. Blended
takes out the variance, this years production will taste the same as last
years, other than in bottle aging and smoothing that will happen if you
keep the bottle a long time, but that's not what I mean. I buy JWBlack
today, and it tastes the same as the one I bought last month that was
produced a year earlier. Single malts can be more bold.
Andy Collier: Ralfy! have you reviewed Johnny Walker Blue yet? I would be interested to
hear your views on this fine enigma..
kicksit1980: Ralfy, What do the marks mean? What I mean is; what is good, what is bad,
what is mediocre when it comes to the malt and blend marks?
wesleytaylorviadomus: Black Label has become horrible blended crap crap!
christopher brown: What's your best rated scotch whiskey ralfy?
SemenVerh: @ralfystuff Thanks a lot for your advice!
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BravingTheOutDoors: Ralfy, I really like you, you're a great guy and I'm learning a lot but you
gave a 10 yo Sherry Macallan 82 and you're giving this crap 86? That's just
trexmobile1: just tried my first bottle of this and i hated it tasted bitter and sour i
even went as far as writing the company. i do like the red label so i
figured that the black label would be better. i have now found Monkey
Shoulder and i think it is by far the tasties whiskey ive bought at its
price range. cant wait to be able to spend real money 100plus on whiskey.
Eurobubble70: buying black label makes no sense imo, here in austria you can get
laphroaig 10 or highland park 12 for just 3 euros more. teachers or grants
family reserve will atleast save you money.
stingfan24: You're thinking of Johnnie Walker Green Label - that is 100% Malt content,
and is incidentally being discontinued, so grab a bottle while you can.
MemoryLaneCinema: What's your fav whiskey then ralfy? I tried Jack D old nr 7 for the first
time the other day. Wasn't my taste at all. Not the whiskey for beginners
or what do you think? -Norway
greymilton: Nice review. As a blended whiskey drinker, this is by far my favourite. I
usually add ice and enjoy it quite well. I know that you mentioned that
water will imbalance the whiskey, but I find that while the ice melts, each
sip is different -which I rather like! What are your thoughts on adding ice
to whiskey? -(for both blends and single malts.) Cheers
Nernest Wilson: Ralfy i have a question, im a new drinker usually im drinking whatever
there is for $20 in a local market, with Black Label since you say no water
it would be better to chill rather than add ice?
neonblack666: Hi Ralfy, any thoughts on the new double black? I found it quite good, yet
amazingly over hyped for what it is.
Keeponwalker: Ralfy, greetings from Fort Lauderdale, Fl. USA. Have you tried lately a
bottle of JW Black Label to see any difference from your previous review?
Also I am originally from Ecuador, South America, were we worship good
scotch whisky, but specially two brands, Buchanan's and Grand Old Parr,
both 12 yrs. old, what's your take on those as well... Thank you for
opening that hidden door to the garden of heavenly smells and divine taste
that the world of scotch whisky is. Keep on walking Ralfy!
kurohige1338: @ralfystuff That makes sense. Thanks very much!
Luke Gavin: Just drink the freakin thing....!!!!!!!!!!
Paul HL: Behave yourself haha
THampork Vchesse: The JW Red is horrid... JW Black is much better...
CorporateEvolution: :/ Caol Ila 12 year old is $79, I might buy that instead :/.
mesarock2vh: Ralfy have you ever thought about doing a Moonshine review? I've never
tried the stuff but it would be interesting to get your thoughts on Shine.