What's in a name? Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Light, crisp. Cut flowers. Barley. Toffee sweetness.
Palate: Light and balanced. Spice, barley. Caramel, touch of smoke.
Finish: Touch of sweetness, caramel.
Deserves its title of The master of the malt, can reccomend this and can also sugest you try the Dark Grouse whisky.
1st February 2011
This is my choice of scotches, hands down.
5th January 2013
Very dry, and not so smooth
12th January 2013
The Famous Grouse is rather like a languid aristocrat: educated, cultured, comes from a prestigious family, moves in the most exalted circles... but... tends to be dull company. It's a complex, delicately sweet, infinitely smooth dram, but when I'm choosing a blend, I'd almost prefer to go for something a bit more rough around the edges, a bid more of a 'lad'. Grouse is just too perfect, too well-mannered. Great for serving up to your lady guests, but not really that much fun to hang around with.
6th April 2013
Avoids most of the metallic tang of cheaper blends, has a reasonable combination of the bubblegum sweetness that comes with some grain blends, and the dryness of many malts. but lacks any distinct taste on the finish or any complexity to the nose. By no means unpleasant to drink and good value if you shop around. Ideal for mixing - why waste good malt? - but still good enough to drink on its own.
9th April 2013
SCOLAND'S FAVOURITE BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY.ENJOYED A 12 YEAR OLD,SOMETIME AGO.
TRY IT WITH MINERAL WATER.
AV RAMPERSAD/TRINIDAD/WEST INDIES.
15th April 2013
BETTER THASN MOST SINGLE BLENDS
21st April 2013
There is an abundance of not very good Scotch around on shelves. This is pleasant enough to not be one of them. It will get you through the day, nicely. Isn't that the point?
29th May 2013
best blend i have tasted, highly recommended after a busy day at the office, contact me for great mixers,
31st May 2013
I only ever buy decent malts these days as i'm now older, wiser and can afford them, but after winning a bottle of this in the Christmas wines and spirits golf tournament thought id give it a go after getting fed up seeing it sat in my drinks cabinet. I have to say I was really surprised at just how smooth it was, and if your on a budget or a tad skint you can do much worse than Grouse.
5th June 2013
The scotch is lovely and always smooth and delicious and as for the selection of decent mid end in Canada it is a saving grace unless you have upwards of $85 CDN or US $$ (about the same) for a decent bourbon or single malt. I actually now prefer FG most of the time.
7th July 2013
Ok nothing special bit harsh if not with ice.
Not bad bog standard blend but cheap and better than most at this price point.
12th July 2013
As far as blends go this definitely has a place among the better ones. Oak, spices, fruit, grains, malt and touch of smoke; everything in balance. I give it three stars much for its consistency, decade after decade.
18th October 2013
31st October 2013
An edge better than Bells.... but again only useful for a hot whiskey.
1st November 2013
But I am afraid that it will still taste cheap
8th November 2013
The main problem with this blend is the poor integration with the grain whisky. However IMO this is better than most cheap blends and is quite smooth if somewhat bland.
22nd November 2013