Whiskey Expert Guesses Cheap vs Expensive Whiskey | Price Points | Epicurious

  • Published on May 13, 2019
  • In this episode of 'Price Points,' Epicurious challenges whiskey expert Heather Greene to guess which one of two whiskies is more expensive. Heather breaks down Scotch, rye, Irish, Bourbon and Japanese whiskey before making her guesses!
    Heather Greene is a whiskey author/expert and partner at Ben Milam Whiskey: www.benmilamwhiskey.com
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  • Seth Parry
    Seth Parry Day ago

    What brand do you think the $104 Irish Whiskey (A) is?

  • michael trent
    michael trent 2 days ago

    Please name the whisk(e)ys

  • David Meier
    David Meier 3 days ago

    The trouble with this comparison is the two products are not even in the same universe. Come on....a $40 compared to $400?? $37 versus $165?? Any normal human could tell the difference! She is good at what she does, but it needs to be maybe $40 versus $60 or something. Any fool could tell the difference between $45 and $200. The spread is too great.

  • Erin H
    Erin H 3 days ago

    Of all the characters on this show. I like her most. "Some people like pain yk like SPANKINGS" " it's for occasions unless ur me in which case u have it for breakfast" she's got me pissin my self

  • isaacespapa1
    isaacespapa1 3 days ago

    This chick is hot

  • The Chad Pad
    The Chad Pad 4 days ago +1

    Damn, she knows her stuff. They didn’t lie! Very cool. Learned a lot. Spankings👌

  • Baller Doge
    Baller Doge 4 days ago

    Her knowledge is profound, but listening to her is not as pleasant as the beer guy

  • Mark Hoener
    Mark Hoener 4 days ago

    Is anyone bothered that the darker whiskey was always more expensive. I didnt even need to taste it....but I wish I did.

  • Cameron Davis
    Cameron Davis 4 days ago

    "We like spankings"
    and i oop

  • eli
    eli 4 days ago

    I've never drank whiskey in my life but she made me want to SO BAD

    FARGIN 5 days ago

    I really identified with this tvclip.biz/video/gIg1gAy4lVg/video.html

  • Mike Wargo
    Mike Wargo 5 days ago

    What’s a guy gotta do to get paid to be paid to talk about “whiskey?”

  • Fif 5t.
    Fif 5t. 6 days ago

    She reminds me of Grace Helbig, if Grace Helbig dedicated her life to whiskey even MORE...

  • Ale Minetti
    Ale Minetti 6 days ago

    The drukest person alive

  • Unknown Prodigy
    Unknown Prodigy 7 days ago

    Spanking. Cheap Date. A sexiness to it. First dip of a teabag. I feel like I could bathe in this. Ohh Yes. Interesting adjectives. Who cares about the whiskey. This lady is a wild fun one. LOL.

  • Alien skullcollector

    Johnny walker black label anyone?

  • Alien skullcollector

    Just clicked the video.... Wondered what would happen.

  • G2IntegraDA
    G2IntegraDA 8 days ago

    Can we get a list of the whiskies she tried??

  • Steven Owens
    Steven Owens 8 days ago

    Two errors in an otherwise excellent video. One Scotch single malt isn’t the only whiskey that is 100% malted barely. There are 100% malted Japanese and American whiskeys. Second the presence of peat does not definitively mean a whisky is a blend. There are many single malts that are peated that are very expensive: Octomore and Ardbeg committee releases.

  • Sir Underbridge
    Sir Underbridge 9 days ago

    she doesn't spit???? She must be loaded!

  • ala ska
    ala ska 9 days ago +3

    I only drank twice last year. Once for five months and once for seven.

  • Michael
    Michael 10 days ago

    Never revealed which whiskies they are? I question the results of this test!

  • ChihiroOh
    ChihiroOh 11 days ago

    So informative and fun these episodes!

  • Velcera
    Velcera 11 days ago

    Man, i'd like to just see all these experts hang out together, tasting with eachother. What does the condiment guy think of tea, what does the tea guy think of whiskey.

  • Regular Dude
    Regular Dude 12 days ago

    No one:
    Literally no one:
    Whiskey Expert: We like spankings.

  • Jabas Tv
    Jabas Tv 12 days ago

    She reminds me of Mindy St. Claire
    In fact that’s her reincarnation

  • Леонид Пак
    Леонид Пак 14 days ago

    She is adorable)

  • Raja
    Raja 14 days ago

    Wow..!! I’ve never seen anyone describe whiskey in such a sexy manner like yourself.. also it helps that the fact your so gorgeous as well..!! Great informative video.. cheers babe..!!😀🥂🍾🎊🎉🌹

  • John Harvey
    John Harvey 15 days ago

    She appears to be getting buzzed by the Irish segment lol

  • Henry
    Henry 16 days ago +2

    Didn't know my dad was getting all these amazing flavors before he came home and hit my mommy at the dinner table.

  • hellfish2309
    hellfish2309 17 days ago

    When you leave Halloweentown and need a stiff drink

  • Liam Bishop
    Liam Bishop 17 days ago

    "I'm a whiskey expert"
    I immediately looked for a wedding ring. Her spouse is one lucky man, I'll say that much.

  • Armando P. Problemas
    Armando P. Problemas 17 days ago

    I like whiskey........but now I like bourbon better than scotch. Scotch just tasted all the same to me. Bourbon? Now that's some good s******t!!!!

  • Armando P. Problemas
    Armando P. Problemas 17 days ago

    WTF!!!! When I smell whiskey all I smell is alcohol. 40% will overpower the 60%.

    • Benjamin Sitaud
      Benjamin Sitaud 6 days ago

      1. Get yourself a nice Glaincairn glass (the one she uses for tasting Scotch whisky). The shape helps to smell and taste the different notes.
      2. Let it breathe a little, be patient. The alcohol vapor, aromatic profiles and flavors evolve with time.
      3. Follow Richard Patterson's advice while you're approaching a fine dram: put you nose into the glass (as far as your nose can get) and say "Hello" (smell it), "how are you" (smell it again), "fine, thank you" (I smell it quickly after "fine" and then again after "thank you"). Your nose should be able to go beyond the alcohol burn after a while because our brain nullifies the scents that are overwhelming after a while.
      4. Once you have finished the glass, smell it again, there are still aromas you can discover and it's less aggressive (I had a Johnny Green the other day and in the morning I could still smell the empty glass on the night table).

  • Rodolfo Correa
    Rodolfo Correa 17 days ago +1

    Is there a list somewhere of what she actually tasted?

  • R L
    R L 18 days ago

    She’s awesome!

  • Youn Gu
    Youn Gu 19 days ago

    I love whiskeys but unfortunately am one of those many Asians allergic to alcohol. A 750ml bottle of whiskey lasts...

  • Karyn Blaylock
    Karyn Blaylock 20 days ago +1

    I bet the 38 dollar bourbon is Eagle Rare. It fits her description and the price. It is an excellent affordable bourbon

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  • joe blow
    joe blow 20 days ago

    Whiskey should come with bail money

  • The Grimwiz
    The Grimwiz 20 days ago

    Which whiskey is the tastiest?

  • Sara Davis
    Sara Davis 21 day ago

    With a nose like that I’d like to see her challenge a German Shepherd find drugs.

  • TokyoTraveller
    TokyoTraveller 21 day ago

    "I need a drink with my oatmeal"
    I love this woman. Too bad she's already married.

  • Parker Barcikoski
    Parker Barcikoski 22 days ago

    This was interesting but she talks like every female prof at school lol

  • Operation Snooperfax
    Operation Snooperfax 23 days ago +4

    anybody noticing she progressively gets louder and more animated as this goes on?... lady's straight up getting toasty lol

  • no one knows
    no one knows 23 days ago

    Omg....i think i just fell in love with tgus woman.

  • Dylan Thurston
    Dylan Thurston 24 days ago

    The whiskey has made this woman’s voice like a crow.

  • Lord Megatron
    Lord Megatron 25 days ago

    she LOOKS like a whisky expert....woof

  • Allan Tj
    Allan Tj 25 days ago

    Is she just fun or just drunk? Can't tell

  • John Smith
    John Smith 26 days ago

    I really like her, and the video has a lot of good information, but I have some issues with the Scotch section. In the interests of clearing up confusion/misinformation:
    1:27 Being made of 100% malted barley is "what really separates a single malt Scotch ... from any other kind of whiskies in the world." Um, no. Blended malt Scotch whisky (a precise legal category) is also made of 100% malted barley, as are many single malt whiskies from Japan, the US, Canada...
    2:15 The slight whisper of smoke and peat identifies a "blended whisky." Sorry, that makes no sense. To get the pedantic part out of the way, almost all whiskey bottled in Scotland--including single malt--is blended. It is clear from the context that she means a "blended Scotch whisky," a precise legal category indicating a blend of malt and grain whiskies. But even so, how does a "slight whisper of smoke and peat" indicate the presence of grain whisky? It could be a blended malt Scotch (another precise legal term that *excludes* the presence of grain whisky) that combines a smoky/peated malt whisky with unpeated malt whiskies, or it could simply be a very slightly smoky/peated single malt.
    2:25 "Blended whisky producers basically take elements of different single malt Scotch distilleries ... blending them together." That statement accurately describes blended *malt* Scotch whisky, but she was previously using "blended whisky" to refer to blended Scotch whisky (the two categories are mutually exclusive). In any event, what makes a whisky "blended Scotch" is the presence of both malt and grain whiskies, not necessarily malt whisky from more than one distillery.
    4:25 "blended whisky, a type of still that they use called a column still" Now we are clearly back to discussing blended Scotch whisky. In fairness, there is probably an editing/continuity issue here, and she does seem to say "a type" rather than "the type of still," but the result is misleading. By definition blended Scotch whisky must contain some single malt Scotch (necessarily made in a pot still), and some grain whisky (almost always produced in a column still). It is true that many (most?) blended Scotch whiskies have a large proportion of grain whisky, but this is not true of ultra-premium blends like Johnny Walker Blue, Chivas Regal Royal Salute, etc. Just do not be misled into thinking that "blended Scotch is made in column stills," although it does contain some proportion of grain whisky that is almost certainly made in a column still.

  • Jen Haganey
    Jen Haganey 26 days ago

    She has a Tina Fey vibe

  • GRRB
    GRRB 26 days ago

    What Irish is A? 12:35

  • Emin Gani
    Emin Gani 26 days ago

    She wife material

  • robert thomas
    robert thomas 26 days ago +1

    Her: "I feel like I could bathe in this."
    Me: "I'd drink your bathwater."

  • robert thomas
    robert thomas 26 days ago +4

    Her: "Unless you're like me and you have it for breakfast."
    Me: "Marry me?"

  • amarillosoja
    amarillosoja 28 days ago

    6:34 did she just say "F*#!"

  • Aditya Girisha
    Aditya Girisha 28 days ago

    We need Snoop Dogg to do one on weed.

  • I, Jupiter
    I, Jupiter 29 days ago +1

    Whhhiskey! The only brown or yellow liquid I will imbibe! As for our whiskey goddess, yes please! She's awesome, as is whiskey! Sláinte!

  • Eric Jennings
    Eric Jennings 29 days ago

    How are you a “whiskey expert”? What does that even really mean...

  • Gluten Free Kitchen Chemist

    I think Epicurious could make this type of video about any product and I would want it