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Famous Grouse & Glenfiddich 12 info plz

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Famous Grouse & Glenfiddich 12 info plz

Postby killerwhale » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:43 am

these are the next 2 I shall buy and try..... any info on them is much appreciated..
it's either these two or Buffalo Trace & Whyte & Mackay......
I have 2 whiskies that I will buy in turns and these are the only ones in the store.... the others I want I will have to order....

ps: I have a couple of whiskies on order..... these are just the instore ones that I should try in order to have more depth of experience
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Postby Admiral » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:44 pm

Famous Grouse is a blend, and not a bad one at that.

Glenfiddich 12 is a fairly unchallenging malt - a bit of lemon citrus, mixed with a grassiness and light cereal notes.

If you're after flavour, then the Famous Grouse is the better whisky of the two, IMHO.

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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:09 pm

For about ten dollors more or so, you can get the GF15, which is far better then the 12, and I think that is not just my opinion but the general consensus. For inexpensive blends, the Grouse is pretty good, accent on sweet sherry and malt..My favorite cheap blend is actually J and B; but I know others that hate it. In truth, I rarely drink blends, and the only one I have at home is White Horse, which is a islay influenced blend.
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Postby killerwhale » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:03 am

thanks for the posts
I have bought a bottle of Famous Grouse.... (and also have the solera reserve).... will have a wee taste of both later tonight :D
I think I'll pick up a 375ml of glenfiddich 12 and glenlivet 12 at some point in time to try them....(or hit a local watering hole)
the glenlivet 15 french oak looks okay :? maybe I'll splurge some day

ps; I like teachers as a cheap blend.... out of stock in my local store atm....
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Another recommend...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:13 pm

Killerwhale:
Check around to see if you can find Te Bheag, which is another moderately priced blend available here in Ontario. It goes down quite smoothly and, I understand, is the bar whisky of choice at the Experimental Lakes project.

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Postby Lawrence » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:21 am

We don't have Te Bheag in BC right now, perhaps we'll see it in the near future.

Killerwhale you might consider the Famous Grouse 12 YO Vatted malt, I've had it several times and it's an easy dram to appreciate and well priced. CSPC #571596 but is priced higher than the normal Grouse. The Grant's family Reserve is also quite good.

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Postby killerwhale » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:52 am

thanks MP!
Lawrence is right, we do not have that in BC atm.... however I could get the grouse 12 in at $42....
I tried Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve and here are my prelim notes:
nose: pleasing, pear, malt, vanilla, some plum
palate: gentle, soft mouth feel
finish: malty, pear, vanilla, oak, touch of cherries & plum
notes:not very lively but great tasting & very smooth, medium-long finish, excellent dram, buy again.

I sampled famous grouse and did not make notes yet though it is very interesting for a blend, almost complex as I had to search out what I was tasting.... seemed a bit earthy & woody with a touch of chalk? then the toffee sweetness seemed to round out the experience.... I recall thinking, 'hmmm do I like this? let me have another sip, hmmm can't quite tell, let me have another :lol: yes I think it's decent for the price'... :D
very interesting for a blend, will need to have another go at it and put my thoughts down.... :D

thanks for posts!
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Postby killerwhale » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:55 am

The Grant's family Reserve is also quite good.

thanks I will give this a go (there is a mini on a decent spanish wine so I may aswell buy the wine and get the mini :D )
is the sherry cask better than the regular?
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:55 pm

I think the bog standard Grant's is better than the ale or sherry finish.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:57 pm

Do they use bog water in the wash? Does it say "Bog Standard" on the label? :?
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Postby les taylor » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:13 pm

No but Grant's are flushed with success.


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Postby Ann-Helen » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:56 am

Get the french oak(Glenlivet) it`s a wonderful whisky at least I think so . :)
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Postby killerwhale » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:25 am

thanks all for repies... much appreciated
I picked up a mini of regular Grants, will try soon....
tried the Glenfiddich 12.... decent but not really great... notes are :
nose:malty, toffee, hints of citrus
mouth feel: pleasant, somewhat lively
finish: chewy malt, toffee, citrus peel, starts well, fades then comes back to linger ever so slightly for a short-medium finish
notes; not too bad, easy to drink, not deep or complex, in a pinch this would be a buy again though that depends on what's availiable. Glenfiddich Solera Reserve has more flavour & is a better dram by far. 12 is nothing special but a drinkable first dram.
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Postby killerwhale » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:27 am

Ann, hope to try Glenlivet soon.... I have a full lineup atm but will splurge and try Glenlivet in the future..... :D
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