Famous Grouse

The Famous One

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 186
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Expression: The Famous One
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Foam bananas and rum-soaked raisins. Then vanilla buttercream on a vanilla sponge cake, a hint of salinity and bay leaf.
Palate: Soft vanilla sponge returns. It gets very herbal, with heather honey and more bay leaf. A drizzle of honey on toasted farmhouse loaf and a hint of tobacco.
Finish: Medium. Spicy, with cinnamon stick and more of that tobacco and fruit and nut bar.
Comment: Although the palate starts a little shy, it becomes very well balanced and full of intrigue.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Hard caramels, dried apple, dried apricot, and heather honey. Subtle sweet cereal notes, malted milk and oat biscuit. Delicately grassy. Lime juice and meadowsweet. Somewhat mead-like.
Palate: Very light. Sweet vanilla syrup, all-butter croissant with icing sugar and apricot jam. Some subtle bisongrass. Lemon sherbet in rice paper casings, too. Some cinnamon spices.
Finish: Short, on honey over green apple.
Comment: Soft, summery and comforting. Immensely easy-going.
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