A cracking juicy dram.
The Famous Grouse
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Clean and spicy unreduced with roasted toasty notes, citrus fruit/honey. Water brings out a wet grass, sandalwood edge. Good soft grain. Rich with some complexity.
Palate: Well-weighted in the mouth opening into a silky mix of toffee, runny honey, dry spices and a marshmallow-like-mid-palate.
Finish: Well balanced, with unobtrusive dry wood.
Comment: A cracking juicy dram.
Nose: Soft, rounded. Dry Oloroso sherry. Juicy oak.
Palate: Syrup maltiness. Flavours develop. Vanilla. Fresh, sweet, lemon. Spiciness. Aniseed. Ginger.
Finish: Incredibly long. Tobacco? Underpinning of peaty dryness.
Comment: A superb job of blending. When I tasted this whisky on its own, I thought it was good, but not especially distinctive. Tasted among its competitors, it was one of the standouts.
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