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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.