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New Famous Grouse Range

Postby Admiral » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:34 am

A new range of Famous Grouse VATTED MALTS have just been released in Australia.

(Capital letters intended as a general shout of "get stuffed!" to the recent SWA proposals).

There is an NAS, a 12yo, an 18yo, and a 30yo.

Given the parentage, I assume there's a healthy amount of Macallan and Highland Park in these vattings. The price of the 18yo is AUS$85, which compares very favourably with any 18yo single malt around.

Has anybody tried these yet?

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Postby Bart » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:55 am

Hi admiral,

I haven't seen that one here in New Zealand as yet. I will try it when I do see it. I will let you know what I think of it by then.

Slainte and enjoy that dram.
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Postby Tom » Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:45 pm

Very nice Admiral.
At the tasting monday the brand ambassador of Maxxium said these were coming but he didnt say when. Looks like Australia is the first to get it.
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Postby richard » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:44 pm

hi admiral these were availiable recently from the glenturret distillery i got a leaflet from the above i afraid i gave it to a mate who collects famous grouse i havnt tried any that were mentioned but i thought the 18 year old was over priced i will ask my friend if he can copy what i recieved and i will pass it onto you

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just a note the 12 year old is £29.00

the 18 year old is£63.00

the 3o year old is £126.00
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Postby Admiral » Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:09 am

Wow....those prices in GBP are expensive.....if you convert them to Australian dollars, the retail price we are paying for them is much less.

(For example, for the 18yo, 63GBP = AUS$157. It's only $85 here, so you're paying almost double the price!)

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Postby richard » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:05 pm

my prices were from loch fyne whiskies hes normally pretty hot on the prices so i am a bit surprised

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:24 pm

Some website include VAT and some don't however I'm not sure if the quoted prices include the VAT or not. I tried the Vintage Grouse a while ago, I think it was a 1984 and really liked it, I am guessing that they are capitalizing on their early success and if they do include the Macallan I'll bet there won't be any complaints about the Macallan bourbon finished whiskies being in the bottle :wink:
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Postby Admiral » Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:32 am

1984?

I thought 1987 was the first Famous Grouse Vintage Malt?

They followed this up with the 1989 (not as good, IMHO), and there have been a few from the early 1990's.

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Postby bond » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:44 am

Would be interesting to get some tasting notes.

I have always suspected that the quantity of Macallan in Famous Grouse is suspect and it is,at best , a sprinkle. Would hope to see a fair amount of Highland Park though.

I do enjoy the blend though.
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:19 pm

I said I thought it was '84, if you say '87 then that must be it. I was just enjoying some drams at the time and not paying particular attention to the details.
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Postby Admiral » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:34 am

Sorry....wasn't meaning to sound overly "corrective" or picky-ish. :D

I just like to keep tabs on what gets released, and I've made reference to the 1987 as the first Grouse vintage malt in some talks I've given. I'd hate to think I was out by three years! :wink:

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:57 am

:D No need to comment, I was off sides, I carelessly picked an number out of the air, at least I had the decade and century right,

Lawrence 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :roll: :wink:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:06 am

You really ought to do something about those mood swings, Lawrence! :wink:
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Postby islayjunkie » Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:19 am

I agree however the order of the swings is quite amusing 8)
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