The Famous Grouse

1989 Vintage Malt

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 18
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Specifications
Brand: The Famous Grouse
Expression: 1989 Vintage Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 18
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Attractive, fragrant and honeyed depth: notes of heather, gorse/coconut, madeira cake, honey, cinnamon and some grassy and smokey touches.
Palate: Slightly dry start then softens mid-palate where all teat honeyed, cakey, ripe fruitiness reappears. Good mouthfeel and balance.
Finish: Ripe silky and sweet.
Comment: Discreetly complex but go easy on the water. It's easily drowned.
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Evocative. Sweetshops. Mint. Liquorice.
Palate: Sherryish. Smooth malty. Nutty. Creamy. Very gentle oily smokiness.
Finish: Firm. Toasty balancing dryness. Hint of salty coastal whisky. Again, all very restrained.
Comment: The Grouse enthusiast who tastes this vatted version will be seduced by it. The aromas and flavours suggest malts from the company's own distilleries – and perhaps a little more Highland Park than last year.
8.3
Visit the distillery
The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery, Glenturret Distillery, The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
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