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The Famous Grouse The Naked Grouse

Overall rating 93 votes 80.23

Tastingtags

14 Notes

LukeFive
Expert Senior LukeFive Review note
08 Sep 2017 5:04 pm
LukeFive gave this whisky 75 points
Weighted Rate
74.9
Nose
76
Initial taste
79
Body
74
Finish
71
Price
79
Presentation
70
ApricotOne
Expert Senior ApricotOne Review note
16 Nov 2016 8:42 pm
ApricotOne gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.8
Nose
80
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
80
Presentation
82
AdelphosHume
Expert Junior AdelphosHume Tasting note
31 Oct 2016 3:24 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Light oakiness and stewed fruit

raisins and cinnamon
a hint of nut oil (walnut)
Taste

An explosion of sherry and fruits, citrus, and smokiness (Highland Park in character)

sweet baking herbs (predominantly cinnamon) and dark chocolate
After a few mintues: sour dark cherries
Finish

light toffee turns to caramel

Comments

It's not bad for a Famous Grouse No Age Statement whisky. Most likely due to it's exclusive use of 1st fill European oak sherry casks. 

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
16 Aug 2015 5:21 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 74 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Vanille, moutig, licht hout. Niet heel sterk qua geur.

Taste

Onverwacht vol van smaak! Lichte sherrysmaak; rozijnen, hoge viscositeit (olieachtig).

Finish
Comments

Tasted 11/10/2013 at a nosing & tasting with Tony van Rooijen. A good & decent whisky, not very complex, but great value for money.

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
dicembre29
Expert Senior dicembre29 Note
10 May 2015 5:50 pm
dicembre29 gave this whisky 88 points

Nose: Malty caramel. Raisin scones. Buttery, with some nice dried fruits (figs and apricots). Plum and milk chocolate. Spiced nuts. Vanilla. Just a faint fanning of smoke. Finally in a Grouse I’m getting those notes of Macallan that should have been front and center in all other editions.

Palate: Sherried tartness meets sherried sweetness. Neato. Almost like a neutered (40%? c’mon) sherry bomb. Grape juice. Spices are well-balanced. As unbelievable as this may seem…there are hints of watermelon. And a little cantaloupe. Beautiful accents. Grape, oak, chocolate and apple. One of the better blended whiskies I’ve ever tasted. Lovely stuff.

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Knip
Member Junior Knip Review note
17 Feb 2014 10:39 am
Knip gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
79
Initial taste
80
Body
81
Finish
79
Price
77
Presentation
85
GibbonGorilla
Member Senior GibbonGorilla Review note
12 Jan 2014 4:30 pm
GibbonGorilla gave this whisky 76 points
Weighted Rate
75.5
Nose
73
Initial taste
76
Body
78
Finish
73
Price
75
Presentation
80
The Macallan
Expert Senior The Macallan Note
31 Dec 2013 2:28 pm
The Macallan gave this whisky 65 points

Grouse? Yes. Great? No.

Nose was Grouse like with some sweet vanilla, sherry like influences.

Taste was soft, sweet, buttery, some fruity notes

Finish was smooth, flavorish.

corbuso
Expert Senior corbuso Note
23 Sep 2013 8:09 pm
corbuso gave this whisky 84 points

A very smooth and mellow whisky, with a sweet sherry influence. A good value whisky

granella2003
Connoisseur granella2003 Tasting note
12 Jan 2013 11:55 pm
granella2003 gave this whisky 71 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Soft and sweet aromas of dried fruit, malt and vanilla

Taste

Silky smooth flavor, almost melt away on your tongue, fresh and dried fruits accompanied with spicy cinnamon sticks and hints of vanilla and spices.

Finish

Long lasting aftertaste of dark chocolate and spice

Comments

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