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Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish

Brand
Famous Grouse
Expression
Islay Cask Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience
Website
www.famousgrouse.com
Availability
Buy online now

Michael Jackson

Nose
Polished oak. Peat smoke. Sooty.
Palate
Bigger than the regular Grouse. Firm, biscuity maltiness. Hint of grassiness, rootiness, liquorice.
Finish
Dry and peaty – with some saltiness.
Comment
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 Bottle.

Dave Broom

Nose
Immediate smoke/burnt matches, heather, soft fruits/honey. Dry yet soft.
Palate
Softly fruited: sultana, hazelnut with puffs of scented heathery smoke.
Finish
Dry long and slightly austere. Smoky.
Comment
Good, but why do this when you already own Black Bottle?
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