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Famous Grouse Port Wood Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Famous Grouse Port Wood Finish

Brand
Famous Grouse
Expression
Port Wood Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience
Website
www.famousgrouse.com
Availability
Widely available UK

Michael Jackson

Nose
Fragrant. Dried apricots. Some syrupy notes. Butter. Treacle toffee. Slight burnt grass, peat.
Palate
Starts dry. Toasted almonds. Very nutty. Creamy sweetness in middle. Clean toffee. Lemon.
Finish
Restrained spiciness. Ginger. White pepper.
Comment
Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.

Dave Broom

Nose
Sweet and silky. Hint of honey, nut and bracken along with red fruits, raisin and plum pudding. Light smoke.
Palate
A sweet start. Very fruity/winey, redcurrant jelly.
Finish
Sweet. Wine gums.
Comment
Doesn't like water. Is it Grouse – or something new?
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