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Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky

Simple, for Simple cocktails

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@GotOak91Review by @GotOak91

3rd Sep 2013


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I was looking for a basic blend that I haven't tried that I could also use for mixed drinks. Famous Grouse is a blend of mostly grain whisky (65%) and an arrangement of The Macallan, Glenrothes, and Highland Park malts.

Nose: Light with cut flowers, red apples, assorted grains/malts, a slight tinge of red berries and a little smoke. Not to bad for $20 USD.

Body: Fast moving legs slide down the side of the glass. Light on the tongue.

Taste: Malty and sweet. Notes of pepper/spice. Toffee and caramel make up a majority. Nothing spectacular.

Finish: Relatively short with pepper and lingering notes of ashy smoke.

Overall: One dimensional (mostly) but that's ok I didn't buy it for straight sipping anyway, except for this review of course. Recommended for cocktails that don't drown this. Which seems to be easy to do. All in all not too bad I've had worse. Score is based on this being a blended whisky.

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teebone673 commented

Nice review. This is my dad's favorite scotch. He's always been a blended scotch drinker. I've been getting him Into single malts lately, Talisker 10 being his favorite so far. I've shared many grouse on the rocks with him. Just a good solid blend. Thanks for the review.

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GotOak91 commented

Thank you too. It does stand on its own relatively well (as a blend).

10 years ago 0

GotOak91 commented

I was thinking 67 was too low of an average. But it didn't help that it was given a 20 in its last review. But as always to each their own. Tis why were here to review.

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