The Famous Grouse

Aged 16 Years

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 119
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Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: Aged 16 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Intense citrus followed by lemon and honey drizzle cake. Baked apples with golden sultanas. With water, lemon posset with a smidgen of star anise.
Palate: The sauce of sticky lemon chicken and star fruit. Water made it more buttery with a pastry case and shortbread sprinkled with sugar.
Finish: Soft and sticky, clean and a short finish.
Comment: Deceptively simple. Very easy drinking whisky
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: A fresh and gristy nose of lightly herbal, rich, refill sherry, barley, fleshy gala apple and hints of perfumed white flowers. With time the aromas become quite malty with a developing liquorice and treacle note.
Palate: Opens with plenty of mouth-filling creamy toffee moving into moist fruit cake territory. Seriously juicy and raisiny with hints of plum, malt, treacle and liquorice.
Finish: Long with the raisinated fruit lingering, gentle spice and a late cognac-esque dried fruit rancio. Lightly herbal.
Comment: Grouse? Really? I'm impressed!
Visit the distillery
The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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