Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.
The Famous Grouse
Port Wood Finish
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Fragrant. Dried apricots. Some syrupy notes. Butter. Treacle toffee. Slight burnt grass, peat.
Palate: Starts dry. Toasted almond. Very nutty. Creamy sweetness in the middle. Clean toffee. Lemon.
Finish: Restrained spiciness. Ginger. White pepper.
Comment: Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.
Nose: Sweet and silky. Hint of honey, nut and bracken along with red fruits, raisin and plum puddling. Light smoke.
Palate: A sweet start. Very fruity/winey, redcurrant jelly.
Finish: Sweet. Wine gums.
Comment: Doesn't like water. Is it Grouse – or something new?
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