The Famous Grouse

40 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 116
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Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: 40 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 116
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich, intense, deep oak. Polished oak, antiques shop. Cedar wood. Cloved orange. Candied orange. Dried apples.
Palate: Crisp with a raw silk feel. Oak is superbly integrated. Marmalade. Some crème brûlée in the back. A touch of marzipan. Candied ginger. Gingerbread.
Finish: Lingering, warm and elegant with a note of dark chocolate.
Comment: A complex, stylish dram combining strength and delicacy. Age is there but with nerve. Perfect maturation. Please, add no water.
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Rich and delicious notes of Maraschino cherry, rum baba and plum sauce. With water lots of Danish pastry sprinkled with cinnamon.
Palate: A lovely balance of sweetness like jam tart and smouldering camphor wood. Reassuringly old fashioned. Warm chamois leather and ski wax transported me to a ski chalet.
Finish: Heavy and rich.
Comment: A superbly structured example which demonstrates how complex a blended whisky can be.
Visit the distillery
The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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