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The Black Grouse

Peaty Bird

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@VictorReview by @Victor

19th Jul 2012

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    85

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Nose: moderate peat, sweet malt, licorice, roses, and a little brine

Taste: lots of peat on the palate, very sweet, moderate brine and tart lemon. This dries the tongue. These are strong and deep flavours

Finish: all of the flavours stay long with the very ending being on lemon citrus and peat

Balance: "Black" in the name is the hint that this is about peat. There is massive sweetness in good balance to the heavy peat and tart lemon citrus. If a flavourful peaty blend is what you are after, then this is a good one. Otherwise, better go elsewhere

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4 comments

@McGrain
McGrain commented

It's exciting that you rate it because it's groaning off every supermarket shelf in Scotland...i've always passed up on it because I'm not a fan of Grouse, but i'd say I shall give this one a look in coming weeks. Cheers.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@McGrain, thanks for your comments. I do much prefer The Black Grouse to the standard Famous Grouse myself. I hope that you like it ok. It is definitely for a peaty sort of mood. Cheers.

7 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Seems like a really nice value for money. Seeing this packaging and reading your review, this reminds me a bit of Ardmore TC.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Wills, I think that you may find this a little more peaty than Ardmore Traditional Cask. The sweetness may be similar.

7 years ago 0

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