Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
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Famous Grouse Cask Strength
Blended - Scotland - 56.00% 8 Like the regular Grouse, it tastes maltier and bigger than it really is. An excellent justification of cask strength.
Famous Grouse Celebratory Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A decent addition to the Famous Grouse flight.
Famous Grouse Finest
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A beautifully mingled aromatic palette. But this whisky would have delivered more character if bottled at a higher strength.
Famous Grouse Gold Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A superb job of blending. When I tasted this whisky on its own, I thought it was good, but not especially distinctive. Tasted among its competitors, it was one of the standouts.
Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 To reconcile the style of the regular Grouse with Islay is an achievement, but a dubious one. Grouse has a powerful franchise, but Highland already has an Islay-accented blend in the excellent Black B...
Famous Grouse Port Wood Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.
Famous Grouse Scottish Oak
Blended - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.
Formidable Jock 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Smooth and pleasant.
Formidable Jock Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 5 Overwhelmed by sugary sweetness.
Fort Glen The Blender's Reserve 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Perfectly OK, but a bit whisky by numbers.
Fort Glen The Distiller's Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Hard nose and lacking in individuality.
Frisky Whisky Milroy's
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Frisky to say the least! The palate is much more talkative and pleasant than the nose. Would be great in a granite with strawberries.
Glen Grant Five Decades
Blended - Scotland - 46.00% 8 ?Sweet and a little artificial in places, but not without merit.
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Calder
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 On the sweet side, although the finish brings out a more assertive note. A good winter warmer.
Grant's 12 Years old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Would take ice and ginger well. Very good blending.
Grant's 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Seems more mature than its age. A rich, complex blend.
Grant's 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Clearly the 12 Years Old's bigger and darker brother.
Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A delicate and enticing whisky which would have benefited from a higher strength. When you want to try a little tenderness.
Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% More lifted than the 12 and 18. The perfumed note is rather dominant.
Grant's Family Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Does exactly what it sets out to do.
Grant's Sherry Cask
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Masculine. Rather austere, aloof.
Grant's Stand Fast
Blended - Scotland - 0.00% 7 Not even a whispering whisky. Almost silent! I appreciate light delicate whiskies but there is a limit to self-effacing characters!
Grant's The Family Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% A teasing mix of sweet and dry. One of the best ‘standards'.
Greenwich Meridian 2000 Blended Scotch
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Seems like an attempt at an old-fashioned blend, but a bit two-dimensional.
Hankey Bannister 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Solid and dependable.