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Whisky Magazine Issue 135

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Famous Grouse

Famous Grouse
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Creates the illusion of being massively more malty than it really is. Very good extraction of flavours from the wood seems to be the secret (or part of it). I am in awe of the dexterity of the blender...

Famous Grouse 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
A big-boned dram for those markets who want things sweet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse 1987 Vintage Malt Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The Grouse at its most graceful.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Famous Grouse 1989 Vintage Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The Grouse enthusiast who tastes this vatted version will be seduced by it. The aromas and flavours suggest malts from the company's own distilleries – and perhaps a little more Highland Park than l...

Famous Grouse Cask Strength
Blended - Scotland - 56.00%
8 Like the regular Grouse, it tastes maltier and bigger than it really is. An excellent justification of cask strength.

Famous Grouse Celebratory Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A decent addition to the Famous Grouse flight.

Famous Grouse Finest
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A beautifully mingled aromatic palette. But this whisky would have delivered more character if bottled at a higher strength.

Famous Grouse Gold Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A superb job of blending. When I tasted this whisky on its own, I thought it was good, but not especially distinctive. Tasted among its competitors, it was one of the standouts.

Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 To reconcile the style of the regular Grouse with Islay is an achievement, but a dubious one. Grouse has a powerful franchise, but Highland already has an Islay-accented blend in the excellent Black B...

Famous Grouse Port Wood Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.

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Famous Grouse Scottish Oak
Blended - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.

Bird Watching (Glenturret)
Ruffling a few feathers? The Whisky Magazine Mystery Visitor tries out the Famous Grouse Experience

September 2003, Issue 33, page 24

?Ramsay's handiwork
?Grouse shows its older colours

September 2013, Issue 114, page 78

Killing two birds with one stone.
How do you support rugby and introduce two million Chinese to the phrase 'Famous Grouse' at the same time? Richard Bath explains.

August 1999, Issue 5, page 64

Dave and Goliath
Dave Broom speculate on the fate of the smaller whisky brands faced with today's globalised marketplace

October 2002, Issue 26, page 8

Bookcase Focus
Recently published whisky related books

January 2016, Issue 133, page 77

On the up
Is grain whisky on the verge of an exciting new era? Ian Wisniewski finds out.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 28

Shopping on the fly
Joe Bates finds himself at Glasgow airport facing early morning drams and security warnings

September 2008, Issue 74, page 34

Famous Grouse Experience
Glenturret expands the knowlege bank of whisky

April 2015, Issue 127, page 6

A world in motion
The whisky industry seems to be rising to the challenge of attracting new drinkers while keeping the experts happy says Dominic Roskrow

June 2006, Issue 56, page 5

Finns can only get better
Joe Bates looks at the solid duty free store in Helsinki

June 2006, Issue 56, page 47

Spy
Arctic adventure Scots born explorer Jock Wishart and Old Pulteney whisky have unveiled a remarkable mission to conquer what could be one of the world's last great ‘firsts': to row to one of the ...

June 2010, Issue 88, page 6

Mixing it!
Does the art of blending vary with the size of the operation? Richard Jones talks to John Glaser of Compass Box and John Ramsay of The Famous Grouse

July 2005, Issue 49, page 30

In the pink
Margaret Rand's taste buds were transported when she feasted on game dishes flavoured with whisky created by top chef David Chambers

February 2000, Issue 8, page 34

Pushing the Boundaries
Can the words 'innovation' and 'whisky' appear in the same sentence, and if so, how? Who's doing it, who's hindering it and how far will they go? Dominic Roskrow introduces a special report

April 2011, Issue 95, page 12

Scotland in Autumn
A very worthwhile trip to Speyside and Highland regions

December 2015, Issue 132, page 3

A tangled web
Richard Jolley delves into the ether for a wide world of whisky web sites and discusses the future for the spirit online

May 2002, Issue 22, page

Spirit of inspiration
Martine Nouet introduces two superb whisky recipes courtesy of innovators from the famous grouse experience and trhe Macallan

November 2002, Issue 27, page 52

Learning to fly
Grouse and the Gloags, part 1: Charles Maclean tells the history of a bird, a brand and a dynasty. For a profile of a thoroughly modern Matthew Gloag, see page 46.

June 1999, Issue 4, page 42

Birds of a feather
A look at how our feathered friends appear on the labels

April 2014, Issue 119, page 36

The Glenlivet & the bootmaker
The launch of Nàdurra Oloroso

June 2014, Issue 120, page 78

Flying to Frankfurt?
Joe Bates heads out to Germany's largest place of work to check out the whisky selection

January 2009, Issue 77, page 34

Perpetual Motion
Gavin D Smith talks to the new broom at the Edrington Group.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 44

The great escape
Grouse and the Gloags, part 2: Margaret Rand meets the current Matthew Gloag, who had escaped the corporate rat race and handcuffs to live in France and have a reverse career pattern

June 1999, Issue 4, page 47

Definitely maybe
Do you always know your blend from your malt? See who got it right when whisky magazine hosted a blind tasting.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 32

September Sun
Joe Bates finds that rising sales boasts morale in Cannes.

December 2011, Issue 100, page 41

From the Editor
These are stirring times for Scotland, with the arrival of the first parliament for 192 years, and stirring times for the Scotch whisky industry, which seems to be losing the confidence of stockbroker...

June 1999, Issue 4, page 5

Harris Distillery
The Social Distillery is opened by the people of Harris

October 2015, Issue 131, page 6

Whisky Paraphernalia
How to spice up your whisky room and dress appropriately

October 2015, Issue 131, page 48

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well its a great time of year to be out and about on the bike in Norfolk. The weather is mostly sunny and its not snowing which is always nice. One thing that keeps me amused is riding past the barl...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 5

Norwegian whisky paradise
Joe Bates Gardermoen shops offer taxed locals whisky paradise

January 2007, Issue 61, page 55

Wood Makes the Whisky
Gordon & MacPhail showcase their philosophy

December 2015, Issue 132, page 6

A Highland Romance
From merchants to brands –mthe early years of Scotch whisky advertising

April 2016, Issue 135, page 33

View from the other side of the bar
In this issue we asked three people who stand against snobbery in whisky how they view the industry

April 2006, Issue 55, page 16

A special corner (South and East Highlands)
The region known as The Highlands covers a huge and disparate area. So in this area we focus just on the South and East part of the region

July 2007, Issue 65, page 36

The Miller's Tale
Last Thursday I met two men who had bought distilleries in the last month: Michael Beamish and Leonard Russell. For me they represent the joyful polarity of the whisky industry. Michael was on time a...

October 2003, Issue 34, page 5

Exploring the Highlands
In the latest in our series on places to visit we look at some of the lesser known distilleries in Eastern Scotland.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 38

Melbourne finds room for Scotch
Joe Bates travels down under to check out what's on offer.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 38

A matter of art in a glass
What makes a great blend,and why do the biggest brands command such loyalty? Ian Buxton reports

October 2005, Issue 51, page 22

One for the tourists... (Tullibardine)
Tullibardine is a distillery crossed with a shopping centre. Can it keep whisky fans happy without alienating the general public? Our man had a look

March 2005, Issue 46, page 42

The best of blends
Is a passion for blends on the rise? Ian Wisniewski looks at what is being done to promote blended Scotch.

October 2006, Issue 59, page 21

Putting money where your mouth is
Keep advertising and advertising will keep you”, famously quipped whisky baron Tommy Dewar. He was renowned for advertising firsts and for the lavish promotional budgets that built the Dewar's brand...

October 2003, Issue 34, page 20

Sky High
Buying whisky at 33,000 feet

September 2015, Issue 130, page 78

A taste of Danish
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

September 2005, Issue 50, page 55

All a matter of taste
Pip Hills has compiled a directory comparing the taste profile of some leading malts and blends – and has reached some startling conclusions. Here he explains

January 2005, Issue 45, page 46

Crossing the lines
If you fancy visiting some unusual distilleries,why not base yourself in a town and take in the tourist sites too? Here we pick four base camps

July 2008, Issue 73, page 38

It's All About The Kit
The dying art of rousing

April 2016, Issue 135, page 52

Eastern Promise
We find out more about launches at the recent Asia Pacific exhibition

June 2013, Issue 112, page 78

Gateway to exclusive whiskies
Joe Bates checks out the latest offers

March 2007, Issue 62, page 59

Flying Dutchman
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

November 2005, Issue 52, page 55

Oasis in an ice desert
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

April 2006, Issue 55, page 55

Famous Grouse
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