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The Black Grouse Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 150 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

World's best 2018 - Rosebank - Music - Lot 40 - Royal Drams


The Black Grouse

The Black Grouse
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience
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United Kingdom
Black Grouse £20.50

Dave Broom

Herbal with a foggy purple smoke behind and a background rubbery note suggestive of ex-sherry casks. Sultana and wet wool,wholemeal bread and a bbq smoke.
Oaky with moist Jamaica ginger cake and date. Building up a peppery, smokyheat. Balanced,but lacks a little impact.
Light smoke.
Can't help thinking that bottling at 43 would provide the richness it needs in the middle.

Martine Nouet

Sweet. Malty. Ovaltine. A mix of damp wood and caramel custard. Cooked fruit. Cider apples.
Smooth and Sweet. Apples coated in fudge sauce. Develops on a gingery dryness.
Short, vanishing,after a gentle spicy kick. Ginger.
Correct but nothing captivating. Water enhances the bitter note of the oak.
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