You have got to like oaky whiskies. A lot of rich notes and complexity but the oak is too prominent for me. It should have left its cask earlier.
The Famous Grouse
Blended Malt 37 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Oaky and resiny. Overcooked blackcurrant jam. Sultanas. Hint of musty walls. Rich and big. Liquorice.
Palate: Thick and syrupy. Oaky sweetness. Then a better note. And spices. Still that\rblackcurrant jam.
Finish: Dry,spicy. Grippy.
Comment: You have got to like oaky whiskies. A lot of rich notes and complexity but the oak is too prominent for me. It should have left its cask earlier.
Nose: Dry and fragrant with dried cranberry, a touch of dried flowers,black cherry, sweetened with cinnamon,then comes oak lactone,clover honey.
Palate: Charred wood,then a waxy feel giving way to tobacco,cedar,date,green tea.\rLifted,complex and balanced.
Finish: Long and elegant.
Comment: If this is John Ramsay's last blend then what a way to go. Masterly. The slow ever-changing multifaceted style is blending at its very best.
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