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The Naked Grouse Tasting notes and reviews

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012 Best Bottle


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The Naked Grouse

The Naked Grouse
The Naked Grouse
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Produced at
The Famous Grouse Experience
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Dave Broom

Big oak notes; all resinous wood, polished furniture, oils/dubbin and then comes black cherry, dark chocolate and stewing rhubarb.
As big as the nose suggests. The oiliness comes through on the palate along with saddle soap and then the overwhelming ripe, deep, black and red fruits. Thick and chewy but with enough vanilla to add lift.
Long and generous.
Powerful, individual and bold. The power of the oak is balanced by the richness of the fruit.

Rob Allanson

Bold and big nose with cooked figs and stewed plums. A little leather and some vanilla pod too. Gets a little more sugary over time.
As full bodied as the nose. Rich fruit and more leather. Slightly aniseed with liquorice and dark chocolate. Espresso coffee and cream.
Takes its time and dried slowly.
Naked suggests things have been taken away, but no sir! This is a veritable tour de force of blending.
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