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The Black Grouse Tasting notes and reviews

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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

More in line with TFG but with a little more weight, smokiness and a more overt spiciness as well. Some biscuity qualities and while the sultana note is there again, there's also more sherry influence, pecan pie, fruit cake and peat.
Immediately smoky and well balanced. Deep and smooth with powdered clove in the background giving a fragrance to the creamy grain and the punchy smoke.
Clean, long, smooth. Smoked paprika.
Integrated and balanced.

Rob Allanson

Similar to the the normal Famous Grouse, but with this bonfire-esque seam running through it. There is rich fruit and some bread crust cereal characters as well.
The bonfire becomes more of a peat fire. The smoke is layered with citrus fruit and vanilla custard. Everything is in balance.
Complex, creamy and smoky.
Takes the Famous Grouse to another level. Very satisfying.
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