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    Springbank distillery tour-Ralfy's finest vlog (7 parts!)

    Ralfy and excellent whisky ambassador Peter take you through the whisky making process from the truck that delivers the local barley, through the malting process, through the distilling process, through the bottling process, all on site at Springbank. You'll learn everything about about it except the taste.

    We (me and the lady) were having the second to the last pour from a bottle of Springbank 10 when I stumbled onto these videos. ... of course, now the bottle is empty , but what a nice tasting tour all the same.

    I always enjoy Ralfy, but he really out does himself here. Great job, Ralfy!!!

    part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffIDf_WtKpk

    part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MibJ...eature=channel

    part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whpnu...eature=channel

    part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXvcU...eature=channel

    part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPYxn...eature=channel

    part 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGzGF...eature=channel

    part 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwnnx...eature=channel
    Peace, ... and Hippy Love.

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    Re: Springbank distillery tour-Ralfy's finest vlog (7 parts!)

    I will second the recommendation for this series. I have never had Springbank and don't really care that much for Scotch but this is really good in depth look at the workings of a distillery.
    Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough. - Mark Twain.

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    Re: Springbank distillery tour-Ralfy's finest vlog (7 parts!)

    I "third" the recommendation. The tour is fantastically informative (and I'm also a fan of Springbank).
    "Good" may be subjective, but that doesn't mean it's arbitrary.

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    Re: Springbank distillery tour-Ralfy's finest vlog (7 parts!)

    I've had Springbank but the memory is too dim as it was the third bottle to make the rounds over a long evening at a private hunting club. I do like Ralfy's approach generally even when we don't exactly agree.

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    Re: Springbank distillery tour-Ralfy's finest vlog (7 parts!)

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I've had Springbank but the memory is too dim as it was the third bottle to make the rounds over a long evening at a private hunting club.
    Springbank's lineup and "house style" is really unique. They have an amazing milkiness to the malt flavors, almost like rice pudding, and you can often find hints of coconut. Try the 10 year-old when you have a chance; it's one of my all-time favourites.
    "Good" may be subjective, but that doesn't mean it's arbitrary.

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    Re: Springbank distillery tour-Ralfy's finest vlog (7 parts!)

    Springbank actually offers a week long "whisky school" in which you get to work side by side with their master distiller and learn from grain to bottle how they make their whisky. Only about 7-10 Americans get to attend every year

    I wanted to attend but a trip to Scotland is not in my budget currently

 

 

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