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Famous Grouse Smoky Black

(70cl, 40%)

Famous Grouse Smoky Black

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Famous Grouse Smoky Black Bottling Note

A new name and packaging for the excellent 'Black Grouse' blend sees it become Famous Grouse Smoky Black. Although not mentioned by name anymore, the bottle still features a Tetrao tetrix, otherwise known as a blackcock.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Medium, quite smoky. Solid peat note, rummy sweetness, touch of dry wood.

Palate: Medium, balanced. Peat smoke, caramel, spice.

Finish: Long, slightly peaty.

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Famous Grouse Smoky Black Reviews

Very pleasant

Very pleasant tasting scotch . I do enjoy a scotch over ice and this is good especially when bought on supermarket deal . Will definitely buy again

17th January 2022

Nice but not smokey

Famous grouse smokey black is a nicer tasting blend from one of the budget makers but..... smokey taste, no there's not!
However, I would buy it again as it is very pleasant.

9th December 2021


A beautiful blend. Smoke and peat are restrained but the malt and grain marriage is astonishing. Ballantines now seems pedestrian.

4th December 2021



20th November 2021

Lovely flavour

Not a big fan of smoke or peat, but this was surprisingly good and easy to drink. Probably my favourite blend atm

8th October 2021

Brilliant for its price point

Great value for money and well drinkable. Lightly peated plus sweet sherry/rum taste. Slightly unrefined around the edges at first, but this soon disappears once you get into it. When available at £14 on offer in supermarkets it's a steal!

28th September 2021

Excellent value

Nothing wrong with this renamed blend from my long time favourite house, though I would hesitate to label it smokey. A hint of peat in the aftertaste but no more than that. Overall a very satisfying blend and at less than £17, a most friendly price.

13th July 2021

Smoky Black is my favorite budget blend, smooth & mellow.

Black Grouse is my favorite budget blend. I was first referred to it by Ron White (over the TV) and it was a very good recommendation. It's smooth, mellow, and I have no guilt putting it over ice.

18th June 2021

Pleasantly surprised

I actually quite enjoy Smoky Black. It's well balanced for a budget blend with a mix of sweet and smoke. Certainly not the heavy smoke you get from some Islays, but it's definately there and this is an easy sipper. My favourite budget blend I've tried so far.

17th June 2021

Drinkable, but was hoping for more smoke

Was hoping to find a blend (the cost of malt racks up pretty quickly) with a good dose of peat. Alas, whilst there is nothing wrong with this blend from grouse it doesnae live up to its name. There's a hint of smoke to me but nothing exceptional. Pretty smooth and palatable, but I'm unlikely to buy it again.

30th May 2021

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