The Famous Grouse

Scottish Oak Finish

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 55
Specifications
Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: Scottish Oak Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 55
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The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A bit shy to start. Mossy with touches of pear, wine gums, apple juice. Gentle, smooth.
Palate: Mint chocolate, light cocoa and a crunchy texture which softens and is given a lift by tangerine, fruit jelly and berries. Balanced by a clove/cinnamon spiciness.
Finish: Berries. Quite short and a light, oaky grip.
Comment: Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.
8.0
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Pow! Lots of oaky tannins, and American oak-like character. Vanilla and pine wood sap. Some soft fruits and a little heather smoke too.
Palate: Boff! Again more of these bourbon-like oak tannins but some malt character hiding underneath.
Finish: More sappy woodiness.
Comment: Is this Scotch I thought? Yes, but not as we are used to it. Interesting.
7.0
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