The Famous Grouse

Mellow Gold

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 131
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Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: Mellow Gold
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Aged grain, toffee and spirit. A hint of heather and some roast pork.
Palate: Light vanilla, some white grapes, blueberry and mint, with a hint of milky coffee.
Finish: Seaside toffee, oatcakes.
Comment: This is a sweet blend that doesn’t do anything badly, but nothing spectacular either.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: An instant hit of toffee coated banana and crêpes! Dollops of sweet barley, chunky honey and estery fruit. Slightly winey and herbal with some lightly coffeed tannins appearing.
Palate: Not quite as exuberant as the nose, the natural oils have taken the edge off. Still densely honeyed with barley. Like the nose there is a winey fruit intimation and a touch of earth and herbal grain.
Finish: Good length, if a little austere. Lingering herbal grain.
Comment: After that wonderfully voluptuous nose the palate was a bit of an anti-climax, but it’s still a pleasant blend.
Visit the distillery
The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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