Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Famous Grouse
Style Blended Whisky

Famous Grouse Smoky Black

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.

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.

Winner of 3 spirit awards

Blended Whisky - Up to 12 Year Old - 2019
Scottish Whisky Awards
Scotch Whisky - Blended - 2019
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Scotch Whisky - Blended - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Famous Grouse Smoky Black
Duty Free
Got a 1L bottle on the Ferry for £15 with the intention of using it as with ginger ale. Tried a shot, and considering the price it is excellent.

It obviously doesn't hold a candle to Bunnahabhain, but it also worked out at less than a third of the price.

A good whisky for mixing, that isn't terrible as a dram, for £15... no trainers.
Kit , United Kingdom
15 days ago
I was given this as a birthday present and it’s a bloody decent dram.
Alexander , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Good for the price, but probably won't buy again.
This scotch definitely excels for it's price point, but I'm personally not a fan, there's an overly powerful sweetness to it that doesn't appeal to me. Talisker has the same sweet flavor, but balances it much better. I keep trying to find a budget Islay style Scotch and can't find one better than Shieldaig.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Just had my first ever taste and what a cracking taste it is too.
Don W , United Kingdom
one year ago
A great go to .
For the price a well balanced Dram
MR SEAN S , United Kingdom
one year ago
Where's the smoke?
The nose is very weak, the palate is okey, not bad for budget whisky. Still take JWR over this anyday.
Matti V , Finland
one year ago
A terrific smooth drink that defies it's inexpensive cost ....The best value for a smooth, lightly smoked, peaty whisky imo
Alexander von K , Canada
2 years ago
Nice smokey texture
A nice twist on the original
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
It's a great whisky
We got a shall bottle for Christmas and we have just tryed it and we found it very smooth and we will be buying it again
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
probley the best blended whisky on the market
Im a bit of a self confessed whisky snob. Single malt or nothing. A friend bought me smoky black, i almost gave it back. But thought it would do for hot toddy s. However i tried some to sip and was impressed, better i thought than some if the cheaper single malts. Well done famous grouse, probley the best blended whisky on the market.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago