The Famous Grouse

Islay Cask Finish

ABV 40%
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Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: Islay Cask Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Polished oak. Peat smoke. Sooty.
Palate: Bigger than the regular Grouse. Firm, biscuity maltiness. Hint of grassiness, rootiness, liquorice.
Finish: Dry and peaty – with some saltiness.
Comment: To reconcile the style of the regular Grouse with Islay is an achievement, but a dubious one. Grouse has a powerful franchise, but Highland already has an Islay-accented blend in the excellent Black Bottle.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Immediate smoke/burnt matches, heather, soft fruits/honey. Dry yet soft.
Palate: Softly fruited: sultana, hazelnut with puffs of scented heathery smoke.
Finish: Dry long and slightly austere. Smoky.
Comment: Good, but why do this when you already own Black Bottle?
Visit the distillery
The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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