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The Black Grouse Alpha Edition Tasting notes and reviews

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The Black Grouse Alpha Edition

Brand
The Black Grouse
Expression
Alpha Edition
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience
Region
Scotland
Availability
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Martine Nouet

74
Nose
Oaky. Leather with a musty touch. Young oak. Sawdust. Get sweeter. Vanilla toffee. Medlars. Earthy. Distant peat aroma.
Palate
Sweet. Quite thick texture. Crème caramel.
Finish
Drier with a mild oaky grip.
Comment
This whisky lacks character. Sweet and floppy. The nose lead me to expect more consistency.

Rob Allanson

84
Nose
The oak dominates at first then comes sweet toffee and caramac bars. Peat comes in time, reminiscent of digging on a peat moor, a strong ploughed field note.
Palate
That toffee comes through, a melted sugar and butter note, has a slightly oily, mouth-coating quality. The peat unfurls at the end.
Finish
Short and sweet, with a crisp edge.
Comment
An easy drinker, perfect for this time of year.
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