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The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold

Brand
The Famous Grouse
Expression
Mellow Gold
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Region
Various
Website
www.thefamousgrouse.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

78
Nose
An instant hit of toffee coated banana and crêpes! Dollops of sweet barley, chunky honey and estery fruit. Slightly winey and herbal with some lightly coffeed tannins appearing.
Palate
Not quite as exuberant as the nose, the natural oils have taken the edge off. Still densely honeyed with barley. Like the nose there is a winey fruit intimation and a touch of earth and herbal grain.
Finish
Good length, if a little austere. Lingering herbal grain.
Comment
After that wonderfully voluptuous nose the palate was a bit of an anti-climax, but it's still a pleasant blend.

Joel Harrison

80
Nose
Aged grain, toffee and spirit. A hint of heather and some roast pork.
Palate
Light vanilla, some white grapes, blueberry and mint, with a hint of milky coffee.
Finish
Seaside toffee, oatcakes.
Comment
This is a sweet blend that doesn't do anything badly, but nothing spectacular either.
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