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Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby pmullin » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:49 pm

Prince Edward Island (Canada) is being used as a test market for some new potential Famous Grouse offerings. They include: "The Naked Grouse" [I did not make this up, honest!], "The Snow Grouse", and "Famous Grouse No. 1 Blend".

The web site for the promotion is: http://testflight2008.com/index.asp

My general impression is that they are testing "Scotch for the non-Scotch Drinker" products, as the site mentions things like freezing and mixing the stuff.
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby anationonfire » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:25 pm

Thanks for the link dude, any idea on how $$??
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby pmullin » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:36 am

Not sure about the price...

My wife is going over to "The Island" on business later this week, so I'll get her to grab a few bottle for me. I'll post a follow-up when she gets back.
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby pmullin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:46 am

They all sell for $39.99, about the same price as the Famous Grouse 12.
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:15 am

I remarked on these here. (Note: This links to Another Forum.)
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby pmullin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:43 pm

Thanks for the link Mr. TH! The comments on the local newspaper article are indeed interesting.
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby pmullin » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:40 pm

Ian Buxton has a related posting on the Whisky Channel. It looks like the Snow Grouse will be brought to market:

http://www.thewhiskychannel.com/detail.php?id=425
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Re: Famous Grouse Test Flight - PEI

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:58 am

I purchased all three of these in Charlottetown the other day. Also, in Nova Scotia, a Glen Breton Ice 15yo, matured in Jost icewine casks (presumably finished rather than complete maturation--it's not clear from the label).

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