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The Famous Grouse 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 139

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The Famous Grouse 16 Years Old

The Famous Grouse
16 Years Old
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience

Annabel Meikle

Intense citrus followed by lemon and honey drizzle cake. Baked apples with golden sultanas. With water, lemon posset with a smidgen of star anise.
The sauce of sticky lemon chicken and star fruit. Water made it more buttery with a pastry case and shortbread sprinkled with sugar.
Soft and sticky, clean and a short finish.
Deceptively simple. Very easy drinking whisky

Chris Goodrum

A fresh and gristy nose of lightly herbal, rich, refill sherry, barley, fleshy gala apple and hints of perfumed white flowers. With time the aromas become quite malty with a developing liquorice and treacle note.
Opens with plenty of mouth-filling creamy toffee moving into moist fruit cake territory. Seriously juicy and raisiny with hints of plum, malt, treacle and liquorice.
Long with the raisinated fruit lingering, gentle spice and a late cognac-esque dried fruit rancio. Lightly herbal.
Grouse? Really? I'm impressed!
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Whisky Magazine Issue 119
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Published April 2014.

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