The Famous Grouse

Finest Scotch Whisky

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 9
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Specifications
Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: Finest Scotch Whisky
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: Apricots. Sherry. Juicy fresh oak.
Palate: Calvados. Slight butter. Flowering currant. Crystallised ginger.
Finish: Faint suggestion of garden bonfires.
Comment: Creates the illusion of being massively more malty than it really is. Very good extraction of flavours from the wood seems to be the secret (or part of it). I am in awe of the dexterity of the blender, though the result is a little soft and sweet for my personal tastes.
8.0
Taster   Paul Pacult
Nose: The user-friendly bouquet offers delicate aromatic hints of fruit, very soft peat, and linseed oil. Quiet, calm, approachable.
Palate: On the palate, this easy blend travels the course from entry to the throat in fine form, offering along the way uncomplicated flavours of moderately sweet grain, mild spice, and even a dash of oak. Medium-bodied.
Finish: Long, caramel-like, and as comforting as an old familiar friend.
Comment: Agreeable Saturday afternoon blend that doesn't feign profoundity or complexity, it just gets down to the business of being a completely satisfying dram.
7.0
Visit the distillery
The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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