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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Bring back the proper strutting grouse advert or it will be jingle BELLS for me this Christmas.
17th December 2014
I really miss that strutting bird which we ALL associate with Christmas. The current advert with the bearded selfie is just NOT up to scratch, is boring and proving very repetitive. Please return to the old format.
13th December 2014
Just opened a new litre bottle. Tastes like brake fluid as another has said. Occasionally get a good bottle but a really inconsistent whiskey. Grants ans Bells far superior and often cheaper. We should be served this muck today!
Christmas means many thing to many people , but stupid people trying to look trendy is not one of them. Bring back the great grouse advert, it is looked forward to, and get rid of whatever idiots came up with this years offering.
11th December 2014
Bring him back
Famous Grouse is as famous as the grouse in our traditional foods. Tastes very nice and tasty whiskey.
9th December 2014
By far the worst whisky I have EVER tried. It tastes like brake fluid. Do people really drink this filth?
7th December 2014
Please can we have the strutting red grouse bird advert back instead of those silly men in stupid santa beards.The whisky is super but the advert is crap
I am very disappointed. Christmas is not the same without "THE BIRD" on the television adverts. Rectify please.
PS The whisky is super no Christmas should be without it.
27th November 2014
Excellent flavor, nice finish. With Dewars my favorite. I find the bottles consistent
14th November 2014
my choice for many yrs. no after taste. Some of,the blends have more of the smokey peat taste. Not famous grouse.
23rd October 2014
but the colour taste is killing it, i can taste the colour in the aftertaste, like chemicals or something.
9th October 2014
Very smooth. I drink it with a good bit of quality bottled water or soda. Ballantine's would be my next choice for bargain priced Scotch.
4th October 2014
Best Whisky that money can buy?
25th September 2014
very good. A wonderfully smooth Scotch Whiskey.
30th August 2014
best whisky ive tried ..
5th August 2014
A rich smooth taste.
I had the pleasure of a bottle one weekend when I was in college 45 years ago; it was grand then and it remains the same.
Thank you for the pleasure.
William F. HARRELL Sr.
22nd July 2014
I like it. Lots of grain though. I like it!
29th June 2014
best whisky ive tried but has a little nip to it
3rd June 2014
absolutely the best Scotch I have ever imbibed. I have been buying this since my first months in the Army.
After reading so many glowing reviews I picked up a bottle. Nose: old desk, leather. Taste: pretty much the same. Must be a bad batch? Used rest of bottle for tall mixers
29th May 2014
if you wanna spend $100 sure you can find better but I get this stuff for $22 a bottle when it is on sale & have turned so many friends on to it w never a complaint.
4th May 2014
I enjoy blended whisky aswell as single malts but this has to be one of the worst blended whiskies I've had. Burnt treacle and no character what so ever! Not for me!
3rd May 2014
Grouse has Highland Park as a component so it has a pedigree, which can be tasted by the connosier but will go unnoticed by the masses who only down this stuff to get drunk. Has the quality declined in recent years? Of course, they can hardly keep up with demand, and more grain has been added so now less than 20% of it is single malt. Still worth having one for when you want to go unpretentious. Steer clear of Bell, Whyte and Makays and Black Bottle at all costs!
28th April 2014
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
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
13th February 2014
Very good blend - better than cheaper singles
10th February 2014
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
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
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
But I am afraid that it will still taste cheap
8th November 2013
An edge better than Bells.... but again only useful for a hot whiskey.
1st November 2013
31st October 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
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
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
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
best blend i have tasted, highly recommended after a busy day at the office, contact me for great mixers,
31st May 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
BETTER THASN MOST SINGLE BLENDS
21st 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
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
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
Very dry, and not so smooth
12th January 2013
This is my choice of scotches, hands down.
5th January 2013
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