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Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky

(70cl, 40.0%)
Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky

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Insider knowledge: Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whiskey, as opposed to whisky.

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Famous Grouse Bottling Note

One of the world's most popular blends, and the best-selling Scotch whisky in Scotland, Famous Grouse is a very nicely balanced, malty blend which was first made in 1896. In fact, it was created by Matthew Gloag's company after he was asked to supply wines for a royal banquet with Queen Victoria in attendance. His son, William, perfected a blend named The Grouse, renaming it The Famous Grouse in 1905. Around eighty years later, the company was awarded a Royal Warrant. The blend represents great value for money, and it also works beautiful in whisky-based cocktails. Delicious.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A crisp, light nose offering up notes of toffee apples, hints of dried flowers and biscuity barley.

Palate: Balanced, biscuit-laden palate with a core of thick, creamy malt. Just a hint of spice and the vaguest whisper of smoke really bring a great deal of complexity.

Finish: A slightly sweet, malty finish.

Overall: A very malty, biscuity blend. It's easy to see why this is so popular in Scotland!

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User Reviews of the Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky

Nogood boyo

A good solid blended whisky which has been hyped out of all proportion. At just over 12 euro a litre it's still a good buy but for me does not have the performance of Grants family reserve.

27th March 2014

Great Blended Whisky

Smooth and massively superior to Bells. Bells I find harsh with a not pleasant after taste. For the price, just bought for £13 on offer and fluxuates from £13 - £18 for 70cl. Even at the top end is it a whisky well worth the price tag and as good as many single malts.

16th February 2014

nope

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13th February 2014

TOP BLEND

Very good blend - better than cheaper singles

10th February 2014

DEDICATED SKOTCH DRIKER OVER A LIFE TIME

I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL BLENDED SCOTCHES OVER MY LIFE. WHILE THERE MAY BE A BETTER BLEND I HAVE NOT FOUND IT. THE 12 YEAR OLD BLEND IS EXELLENT.WITH A BASE OF HIGHLAND PARK AND MACALLEN, PROBABLY EIGHT BLENDS. THE NORMAL BLEND DONE IN OAK CASKS IS A MIGHTY FINE BLENDED SKOTCH.

31st January 2014

Best Blend

Wont drink another blend, simply the most accessible blend, at a decent price, perfectly acceptable, wont spend a penny more, unless its a decent Malt.

23rd December 2013

Not bad

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

Only for coctails

But I am afraid that it will still taste cheap

8th November 2013

Oh dear..... not good

An edge better than Bells.... but again only useful for a hot whiskey. Jason Breen

1st November 2013

Mr

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31st October 2013

classic

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

Ok

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

my everyday from canada

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

one of the best blends

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

mr birbal

best blend i have tasted, highly recommended after a busy day at the office, contact me for great mixers,

31st May 2013

Everyday

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

THE BEST

BETTER THASN MOST SINGLE BLENDS

21st April 2013

EXCELLENT

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

undistinguished but balanced

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

An excellent quality, but somewhat unexciting blend.

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

Onebyone

Very dry, and not so smooth

12th January 2013

Old Jim

This is my choice of scotches, hands down.

5th January 2013

First Review

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

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