Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd. (MG&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 apr 2021 9:20 pm

Average value

€ 46.25

5 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

103 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Black Grouse Alpha Edition

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 76.04 points.

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Jo, bad is not, you can wegsüppeln good for barbecue. Playing in the class of Johnnie Double Black and Black Bottle (what do all of them actually have with "black"?), But the two are available for well under 32 €.
    • Nose
      Orangeat, cane sugar, a bit burned on, cereals, light stalk note, compost earth
    • Taste
      Toffee sweet, but not very long, then grain, earth, charcoal, pepper, bitter almond, the smoke influence comes across quite clearly, rather dirty / rough, the 40% do not feel too thin
    • Finish
      medium long, warm, cocoa, charcoal, pepper

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 4 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. glenrob scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. Macerik scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. Defeatless scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Peat, red wine, sour stuff, malt

    Initial taste: hint of peat, some sherry sultana some vanilla and toffee.

    Body: medium nothing really special to be honest

    Finish:short - medium peat preveals, sweetness shows up some toffee and sherry

    Price: well it's worth the little extra money, but just once

    Presentation: Yet another over the top presented whisky.

    Comments: This is like johnny walker double black but black grouse instead. Just a little more sweetness and smoke and that's it.
    Not really that very much special.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      70 70


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?