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The Black Grouse Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

The Black Grouse

Brand
The Black Grouse
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience
Availability
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Dave Broom

72
Nose
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.
Palate
Oaky with moist Jamaica ginger cake and date. Building up a peppery, smokyheat. Balanced,but lacks a little impact.
Finish
Light smoke.
Comment
Can't help thinking that bottling at 43 would provide the richness it needs in the middle.

Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Sweet. Malty. Ovaltine. A mix of damp wood and caramel custard. Cooked fruit. Cider apples.
Palate
Smooth and Sweet. Apples coated in fudge sauce. Develops on a gingery dryness.
Finish
Short, vanishing,after a gentle spicy kick. Ginger.
Comment
Correct but nothing captivating. Water enhances the bitter note of the oak.
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