William Grant's

The Family Reserve

ABV 40%
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Brand: William Grant & Sons
Expression: The Family Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Paul Pacult
Nose: I've always admired this biscuity, cake batter, honeyed, grainy bouquet.
Palate: Another blend with the word Speyside branded into it, especially in the feline dry, and smooth-as-glass palate entry. Toasted cereal, sweet malt, light caramel, vanilla extract, and almonds abound. Medium-bodied.
Finish: It excels in the aftertaste where the silky toasted cereal taste turns a bit fiery (love that), resin-like, and oily in the throat.
Comment: This blend has stayed at a very high level for the decade I've been sampling it. This time around I noticed the Balvenie presence more than in the past. Very nice job here.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Light peat. Heather-honey. Orange blossom.
Palate: Delicate. Camomile. Apples, pears. A hint of oatmeal. Grainy.
Finish: Burnt grass. Dry.
Comment: I have always felt this blend to lack dimension but, as it warmed in the glass, more flavours emerged, especially heathery-peaty elements. Also a more honeyed, malty fullness.
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